Updated: Mar 2, 2019
In this latest blog is a guest post we did for Arista Home Care Solutions, an in-home senior care agency located in Toledo, Ohio. The post, titled, Taking Care of You: Self-Care for Family Caregivers., is part 1 of a 3-part series covering the impact of being a family caregiver and the importance of health prevention and self-care.
Below are a couple excerpts from the post:
Not surprisingly, studies consistently suggest that caregiver stress and often depression appears to negatively impact cognitive testing. Significant predictors of decreased caregiver cognitive testing performance include: increased levels of perceived stress; loss of sleep; decreased levels of perceived social support; decreased levels of self-rated health; increased number of years of caregiving; and being female.
If you are feeling drained, depressed and defeated, fear not! There is much you can do to declare a war on this disease and optimize your health to play the cards in your favor.