30 Jun '16, 3pm

Don't forget to care for the caregivers:

Don’t deny or ignore the fact that being a caregiver will have an effect on you. The stress of caregiving can have a similar impact on the caregiver. “Be aware that being a committed caregiver carries with it physical and emotional health risks. There’s significant data that tells us the stress of being a caregiver can erode and adversely affect the immune system, placing caregivers at risk for chronic illness , insomnia, anxiety and depression,” says Jane Meier Hamilton, RN, MSN. “Don’t deny or ignore the fact that being a caregiver will have an effect on you.” According to the American Psychological Association (APA), the needs of family caregivers often go unnoticed despite the knowledge that caregivers may benefit from healthcare and social service agencies. The APA notes that family caregivers may lack support networks and may not have the time to access networks that...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/caregivers/caring-caregiver

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