Caregiving and the Holidays
Now that it’s November, the countdown to the holidays has officially begun.
While most of the world seems to be living on a holiday “high,” caregivers often struggle through this time of year with great, and often hidden, sadness in their hearts.
For family caregivers the holiday season can be both blessing and a curse. A blessing because it provides opportunities for wonderful family gatherings and a curse because it provides opportunities for wonderful family gatherings. 🙂
Can you feel your stress level starting to rise already?
Meredith Bailey of MyCareCommunity.org interviewed me for an article about the stress caregivers may experience before and during the holidays. We hope you find the coping strategies and ideas presented in it helpful. You can read the article here.
Carol Bradley Bursack, author of “Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories,” contributed to Bailey’s article, too. Her book is available in the TLeC E-store, on Amazon.com, and in other bookstores.
Also please take time to explore MyCareCommunity.org. It is an online community of caregivers and eldercare experts sharing advice, experiences, stories, tips and resources. It looks like a worthwhile place for caregivers to connect and learn.
As a caregiver do you have holiday coping strategies you’d like to share with us? Please write them in the comment section below. Thanks!