Respite

Leaving a family member who requires daily help can be impossible unless some kind of care situation can be lined up. As a result, many caregivers go years without a formal vacation, or even brief breaks, from their caregiving duties. What are the options for the caregiver when they take a much-deserved trip?

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One woman’s story of how she suddenly became a caregiver to her aging father - a role she wasn’t quite ready to accept.

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It's easy to see why anxiety can transfer from caregiver to their loved one. Those being cared for can pick up on the moods of their caregiver, which can lead to a host of greater health issues. As such, it's important for family caregivers to find effective ways to reduce their stress levels, not only for their well-being but for their loved ones as well.

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Most medications must be taken daily, but the instructions don't always specify what time of day is the best to take them.

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