Stress and Caregiving

 

 

  • One in three seniors will develop Alzheimer's or another dementia.
  • In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care.
  • Over time, caregivers under prolonged stress may experience serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, anxiety, and other illnesses.
  • However, positive emotions such as love, joy, curiosity, and gratitude may help you stay healthy even when you're dealing with the stress of caregiving.