Caregiver Stress

Caregivers are famously generous with their time, energy, and love. But caregiver burnout is a reality for many. If you are experiencing caregiver fatigue, do not despair. There are many resources to help you manage caregiver stress, starting with ways to be a caregiver to yourself as well as others.

A frustrated caregiver

6 Ways to Cope with Caregiver Anger

Caring for a loved one can be difficult and frustrating at times. Here are some ways to productively deal with this difficult emotion.

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How to Use Mindfulness to Reduce Caregiver Stress

An attitude of heightened awareness and focused attention can have great benefits

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Simple Changes in Your Holiday Routine Can Ease Stress

Follow these tips for caregivers and families to have a more peaceful celebration. 

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Two older women in a shopping mall.

When Retail Therapy Is Your Prescription for Stress

Caregiving can lead to emotional spending, but there are ways to manage your impulses.

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A woman speaking out in a support group.

4 Ways to Reach Out When Family Members Are Angry

If family isn't helpful when you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, written updates and a support group can make inroads.

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A male caregiver with his father.

The Unique Challenges of the Male Caregiver

Men tend to internalize the caregiving experience, but support can make all the difference.

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Emily and Chris Norton

Emily Norton Opens Up About Battling Depression as a Caregiver

Caring for her husband, who is quadriplegic, took a toll on her mental health.

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How Laura Story Found 'Blessings' in Caregiving

The singer shares how her husband’s brain tumor challenged—and ultimately strengthened—her faith.

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An older man in a wheelchair happily plays with his Labrador.

Taking Care of a Pet for a Loved One Has Hidden Benefits

Helping an older adult care for a pet may boost your own sense of well-being.

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How Having a Caregiver for Your Loved One Can Help You Reclaim Your Sense of Self

Freeing up time to do what makes you feel happy and whole is important—especially now.

B'ette Schalk

Staying Positive While Dealing with the Challenges of Caregiving

B'ette Schalk shares how her faith and a grief support group helped her cope with the challenges she faced when her husband experienced deep depression and anxiety.

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B'ette and her husband, Herb

How She Coped with Her Husband’s Depression

She watched—and grieved—as the man she loved fell into a cycle of anxiety and depression. Would she ever get him back?

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How to Handle the Stress of Caregiving

From reading a book to spending time with a pet, simple steps can help ease the stress of caring for a loved one.

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Having a good coping strategy is key for a caregiver’s emotional health.

6 Ways Caregivers Can Find Emotional Support

Having a good coping strategy is key for a caregiver’s emotional health.

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