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Depression among caregivers high: get help

Posted Oct 28 2011 12:00am

Numerous studies have shown that depression is a huge risk for many caregivers. People generally go into caregiving out of love, giving no thought to the fact that caregiving for an elder could go on for years. Quality of life for both caregiver and care receiver can erode as the elders' mental and physical health deteriorate and the caregiver isolates. That's when depression can set in. The remedy for this depression generally rests on some sort of regular break for the caregiver. Often, the care receiver enjoys a change of pace as well.

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