CAREGIVERS: REWARDS & BURDENS

 
 
Breathing ExercisesCaregivers: 
Rewards and Stressors
Caregivers - in the Home
Caregivers - Long Distance
Managing Stress 
Relaxation Exercises
Stress Management Exercises
 

MYTH: The Experience of Caregiving Is Always Negative.
Answer:
 
False

While there are tasks, responsibilities and potential for stress in the caregiving process, there may also be rewards. Research has documented and validated "burdens" associated with caregiving, most especially for those caring for persons with dementia. However, studies have also suggested that positive benefits, such as improved relationships, satisfaction from doing a job well, fulfilling a duty or obligation to the care recipient, enhanced knowledge of another, or heightened sense of value and self esteem, may result. Caregiving in some cases may offer a purpose and compensation for lost careers or losses of loved ones.


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