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Beware of Burnout

Many Caregivers Give Too Much Of Themselves

The focus of family caregivers is to take great care of a loved one. However, as time goes on, a caregiver’s energy, productivity and even motivation can wane…though not intentionally.

Burnout is a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. It is caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Every day is a bad day. The exhaustion leads to the caregiver feeling overwhelmed and unable to meet the relentless demands on them. Without realizing it, they can appear cynical, hopeless, and even resentful. In fact, from 40-70% of caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression.

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3 Common Fears of Old Age

There are fears that can creep into a person’s mind during any stage of life. They tend to change a bit as time goes on, but there is something that almost everyone fears in each stage. As you reach those retirement years and beyond, you begin to think through other aspects of aging and how your life may change drastically. Here are five of the most common fears that creep into peoples’ minds in the later stages in life.
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Tips for Writing a Will

Drawing up a will document is one of the most important things you can do to prepare yourself, your family, and your assets for whatever happens next. Both young adults and older adults alike should write a will to ensure that things are taken care of properly and aren’t left up to the local government. Here are some important aspects of a will that will give you a good idea of where to start.
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5 Ways to Provide Emotional Care for Your Elderly Loved One

Aging is a tricky business. It can be an emotionally challenging time for seniors as they come to learn that they may not be as able to perform tasks that they once could do so easily. Through the years, each sign of aging is an emotional and mental battle to cope with. Support and encouragement from family and friends is greatly needed while going through these tough transitions. If you start taking over every part of a senior’s life, they can begin to feel like they are a burden or lack value. Here are some tips for you to make the senior in your life feel important and valued as well as raise their self-esteem.

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