Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 3)

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Tell Us: What’s Today’s Caregiving Stress? (Day 3)

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breakwater-379252_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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frogger16

Stress today was DH wanting to go for a little drive, DH said he would drive. Its a stressful subject. \r\nTechnically is ok he drives still. Short distances by himself to run a little errand help us both out in different ways.\r\nBut it's a stresser being in the passenger seat.

Kayla

Our friend who takes Hubby out Wednesday afternoons (he adores her and she's so good with him) cannot come today because she's with her mom who was hospitalized after a car accident left her with a fractured sternum and fluid in the lungs. So I'm worried about the friend and her mom, and Hubby (with Lewy body dementia) is very disappointed to miss their \"date.\" And so many pressing deadlines today for work, including last-minute scrambling of priorities because someone else was too lazy to get their tasks done on time, yet Hubby seems extra-needy today.

Tim

Coming home to a \"mood.\" Don't know if it's pain, or anger over some perceived slight, or what. Walking on egg shells.

Terry

The thought that my son who has always been here with me to provide support while I take care of my husband will be moving out shortly leaving me alone to deal with this on my own.

Anthony Zullo

Todays stress ....worrying about getting home before the aide leaves ...missed by 15 _minutes.. But all was okay

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