If you have a friend who is caring for someone in need of constant care, you might feel there is little you can do to help. But there are things you can do to offer relief, support, and reassurance that your friend is not alone.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – a good time to remind caregivers that they’re not alone, and that help is available.
Faced with the task of caring for an aging parent, many caregivers fail to factor in their own physical and emotional needs. But numerous studies show that the physical and emotional stress of caring for a loved one can have negative effects on both the mind and the body.
Stress can make us sick, so taking steps to relieve the chronic stress that comes with caregiving is important to both the caregiver and the person who depends on that caregiver for his everyday needs.