Caregiver stress and depression: a topic close to home
Posted Sep 01 2011 12:00am
While caregivers have an abundance of specific questions about their care receiver's needs, a recent survey by Eldercarelink.com suggests that caregiver depression and caregiver stress are the most requested topics - and why not? Caregiving can isolate us from society at large. It can bring on guilt, generally undeserved, over not being able to do our caregiving job to perfection. It can bring on our own health problems. Of course people want to read about caregiver depression and stress - that's one way of knowing we aren't alone. And knowing we are not alone is one way to lighten depression and stress.