When you are a caregiver you may hear and read the following admonitions a lot:
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Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical health — more pain, more disruptions from physical-health problems and lower overall health-related quality of life. 65 more words
New Publication: Caregiver needs and stress in caring for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Members of the iNAT (creators of this blog), and collaborators recently published new research about caregiver needs and stress for those caring for individuals with FASD. 160 more words
Guilt is a problem in any caregiving role.
Are you a parent? I’ll bet you feel guilty because of a million things you didn’t do right, because of the times you didn’t give your full attention or weren’t able to be there, because of what you weren’t able to provide. 771 more words
Gratitude is a lovely concept.
When you work hard to provide care for someone and you are exhausted to the point of tears from giving so much, sometimes you just want to hear, “Thank you.” As in, “Thank you for taking such good care of my mom.” As in, “Thank you for giving up income or a social life to deal with Dad.” As in, “Thank you for doing all of the messy caregiving tasks so… 652 more words