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Managing the stress of care giving
Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD posted:
Caring for elderly parents or sick family members is unquestionably stressful. According to the American Psychological Association's most recent annual stress survey (2011), caregivers report higher levels of stress than other people.

If you take care of the health or welfare of family, it's essential that you also take care of yourself. The reality is that you must 'fill your tank' in order to have the energy, focus, and inner resources to tend to others for the long haul.

What do you do keep manage your stress as a care giver?

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Sojourner responded:
I am my 97-yr-old mother's caregiver. My brother is against me doing this and has power of attorney. He is doing everything he can to make it difficult for me. It is a hard enough job without his lack of support and mean behaviors.
fcl replied to Sojourner's response:
Why is your brother so against you taking care of her? Is he worried for you? For her? Does he have another solution to propose?
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