Caregiving, Stress and Beauty Shots of the Brain

If you are caring for an elderly or ailing relative, you are not alone. Nearly one out of five American adults serves as a caregiver to a loved one—an elderly parent or in-law in almost half of cases but in other instances a spouse, a child or other relative who has become sick or disabled. As the population ages, even greater numbers of us will assume these duties. It can be a tough job, no matter how strong the bond between caregiver and receiver. Decades of research tally the toll: poorer health, financial sacrifice, depression and anxiety. Many who are struggling with these familial duties may be unaware that caregiving is an active subject of research, replete with revelatory findings and research-based approaches that could lighten the load or at…


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