Stress-Free Holidays – Caring for the Caregiver
Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about creating stress-free holidays for seniors and family caregivers.
Avoiding Family Caregiver Holiday Traps
StrengthforCaring.com article offers five applicable tips for helping caregivers cope with holiday stress.
Stress, Depression and the Holidays: 12 Tips for Coping
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.
Holiday Stress Assessment for Caregivers
Take this simple stress assessment test to help you de-stress in the holidays.
Caregiving and the Holidays
The Family Caregiver Alliance provides some handy advice for helping caregivers manage holiday stress.
Surviving the Holidays: Strategies for Caregivers
Downloadable article by geriatric health writer Eileen Beal details successful strategies that caregivers can implement to manage holiday stress. Note that this is a PDF file and you will get a security warning.
Managing Holiday Stress: Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Article on About.com offers advice and information to help Alzheimer’s caregivers deal with holiday stress.
Five Ways to Alzheimer’s-Proof Your Holidays
Healthcentral.com provides tips from an expert caregiver on how to enjoy a stress-free holiday season while caring for someone suffering from dementia.
Tips for a Stress Free Holiday by Julie Hunt, Stress Expert
Nine simple steps to help you relax and enjoy the holidays stress-free.
Easing the Added Stress of Caregiving During the Holidays
Stress occurs when we work too much, sleep too little, try to cope with difficult or troubling situations, and when we neglect to take good care of ourselves.