Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 1)


Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 1)

clock-1163910_640As you may know, I’ve been collecting data about your caregiving stress, the overlooked epidemic in our communities. During a webinar on June 22 at Noon ET, I’ll share the current results of our ongoing survey and share thoughts about what’s needed to minimize the stress. (Register for a reminder to attend The Family Caregiver’s Stress and to receive a link to the archive.)

We know that caregiving stress can be ongoing. I also believe that caregiver stress is constantly changing, that what stresses you on Monday is replaced by a different stressful situation on Tuesday. To show the constant and changing face of caregiving stress, I’d love for you to tell us about each day’s caregiving stress over a period of five days. Your stories about your day’s caregiving stress will make our data about your caregiving stress that much more compelling.

In our comments section, below, tell us about the stress you're feeling today.

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Oh boy. This is going to sound convoluted, but it's real. Last week I was diagnosed with the same eye disease that my mother now has. I've watched as she went blind. Mine is more advanced and I am only 52. She was in her 70's when she was first diagnosed. I'm scared to death! On top of that, I had to reschedule a movie time with my aunt (Alzheimers) because my granddaughter needed me. And yesterday, a new visiting nurse got my dad (95) started on needing a new wheelchair. My poor mother feels his wrath until things get done. She is legally blind, has a cochlear implant, and we just found out her heart is working at 50%. They live in their own home. Need I say more?


Stress around financial concerns as DH's disease progresses or should I get sick & we both need home help.


Today's stress is trying to get my husband to drink enough liquids.


The stress today is trying to figure out a new way to communicate and engage my dad. I have laryngitis and he's hard of hearing.

Andréa D. Davis

The stress today is wondering if dad's \"stomach bug\" is food related, or an illness. How long will this one last? Will it weaken him? Should I be more diligent about getting him to eat healthy?

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