Tag Archives: caregiver stress

Caregiver Stress: It’s a Good Thing

Caregiving is stressful. You’ve heard this many times. You know it because you live it. You even stress about your stress. But caregiving has many benefits too. Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author of The Upside of Stress, says caregiving can be a source of resilience, not just strength. I spoke with McGonigal recently as she was […]

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Seven Tips for the Exhausted Caregiver

This post was written by Virginia A. Simpson, Ph.D., FT. I’d been my mother’s caretaker for six years when one day I had the image of myself as a juggler. As I observed the juggled balls dropping to the floor and melting like Dali’s clocks, I recognized burnout had overshadowed my ability to balance Mom’s increasing […]

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Finding Balance: Identify Your Non-Negotiables

Do you have difficulty saying no? Many women suffer from the “good girl syndrome.” We are raised to be good daughters, good students, good employees, good wives, good mothers, and good adult daughters. We work hard to be helpful and nice because we were raised to be that way and we come to believe that […]

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Share the Stress

“I know just how you feel.” Those six simple words meant so much to me even though I had no idea who had written them. They were posted in a chat room and the writer’s screen name held no meaning for me. For weeks well-intentioned friends and family had been telling me they knew someone […]

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A Little Whine and Wine Time

Lately I’ve been in a caregiving lull. No crisis (knock wood), no appointments, just a few errands to run and a few prescriptions to sort out. And so when I published my article in The Atlantic, “The Crisis Facing America’s Working Daughters,” I worried briefly that I might be out of touch with the caregiver […]

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Do You Think the CDC Should Track Caregiver Stress? Sign the Petition

Do you think the Center for Disease Control should track caregiver stress? Denise Brown, founder of Caregiving.com, does and she’s organized an effort to make it happen. According to a petition she posted on Change.org, Brown believes, “If we understand how many family caregivers are stressed and the reasons for their stress, we have data […]

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Working Daughter Interview: Cindy Martindale

Cindy Martindale is the author of Graceful Last Chapters: Helping Seniors Who Need More Care as well as the owner of Martindale Copywriting. She worked for many years as a sales and marketing director in senior living communities. Where and when do you feel most competent? Writing makes me feel competent, and it’s my best communication. It’s […]

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Caregiver News Roundup Dec. 6, 2015

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of caregiver related stories and news from around the web. The Columbus Dispatch points out that almost a quarter of the adults who take care of older people  are between the ages of 18 and 34. Caregiving is not a Boomer-only concern. Healthcare Journal has a great piece on […]

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