The Emotional Toll of Caregiving: Navigating Anger, Sadness, and Frustration

On November 9, 2023, Catherine Pearson’s article entitled The Quiet Rage of Caregivers was published in the New York Times. This timely article shared the stories of several families facing anger and rage over the many losses associated with caring for an aging loved one. Being a caregiver is an act of love and dedication, but it’s not without its emotional toll.

Stuck in the Middle

The sandwich generation are facing unique challenges and considerable stress, caught in the middle of caring for young children and aging parents. These responsibilities can have a gross impact on the mental and physical health of these caregivers, and many struggle to stay balanced.

Burn Out

Caregiver burnout can manifest in many different ways. The emotional and physical demands that accompany caregiving can strain even the strongest person, and it’s important to take advantage of the tools available to help when providing care for your aging loved ones.

Tips to Stay Healthy This Fall

As the seasons change, the transition to the colder months can be a challenge to stay healthy. As the season of cold and flu looms ahead, coupled with COVID-19, it can be difficult for seniors to ward off illness. Taking proactive steps can help keep seniors stay protected this fall.

Common Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia is not a disease, but the general term for a loss of cognitive functioning, such as memory, problem-solving, and language, to the extent that it becomes a hinderance to daily life. Since dementia is a progressive condition, the severity of its symptoms often start small and increase over time. Everyone will experience different symptoms as a result of dementia, however there are some signs and symptoms that are common. If you recognize any of these symptoms in your aging loved one, it’s important to get them help.