Studies have shown that over half of all caregivers experience stress that negatively affects their lives due to the strain of caregiving.
AARP's article "10 Ways to Deal with Caregiver Stress" explores ways to manage stress to improve physical and mental well-being. It is important to take care of your health, involve others to assist you, maintain social contacts, get help from the community and talk about it as well as deal with negative feelings in an positive way. Lastly, the article provides links to other valuable AARP resources.
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AARP was founded in 1958 and has 35 million members. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for people over the age of 50. AARP is well-known for its advocacy efforts, providing its members with important information, products and services that enhance quality of life as they age. They also promote community service and keep members and the public informed on issues relating to the over 50 age group.