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You Scored 10-15 on our
online Stress Self-Assessment Questionnaire
stress level is presently at a lower intensity. However,
stress builds up over time if the caregiver loses
social, emotional, economic or practical support. You
are making a wise choice to begin now to manage the
stress before it increases by taking the time to learn
how to manage it now before it may start affecting you
more on a physical level with health concerns. The
stress is compounded if, as is common, the caregiver has
his or her own health problems to manage.
givers have also stated that a common stress factor is
lack of education about the care receiverís illness. The
more you know about dementia , the causes of dementia,
as well as the common path the care levels often take,
the more confidence you will have in developing a care
plan specific to your loved one, patient and yourself.
caregivers need support, training and encouragement, and
sometimes respite. Resources in the form of home health
aides and nursing support are readily available, and can
fit most budget guidelines. Before a patient is sent
home from the hospital, more emphasis can be placed on
training caregivers to manage predictable problems with
confidence. If a spouse is in pain, is depressed, or is
agitated, these problems should be evaluated and
caregivers, programs in stress management, training in
problem solving and challenging common dementia behavior
re-direction, and even simple relaxation techniques and
calming activities may help them cope with the stress.
To be sure, the best caregivers are those who learn how
to take care of themselves, too.
Dementia Whisperers offer many readily accessible
options and solutions to the common challenges you may
be facing on a daily basis.
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your FREE personalized stress management and resource
plan. We will contact you through your email within
seven days of receiving the following information.
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