6 Ways to Manage Caregiver Stress
“Put the mask on yourself first” is something we’ve all heard when taking off on an airplane journey. But for those who are taking care of those who have been diagnosed with dementia, these words should have extra special meaning.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in geriatrics and dementia at Amazing Place, I know that managing caregiver stress means staying mindful of both your physical and emotional health. Easier said than done, but certainly, by incorporating a few stress-relieving practices into daily life, you’ll feel better about yourself, your situation, and your ability to cope with trying circumstances. You’ll also be on your way to reducing the effects of common caregiver stress symptoms including anxiety, exhaustion, and depression.