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CAREGIVER HEALTH


The Family Caregiver Alliance has announced a report on caregiver health.

It describes this population as at risk.

It identifies the impact of caregiving on caregiver mental and emotional health.

Some issues included:

  • Higher levels of Depression
  • High levels of stress and frustration
  • Health consequences for women caregivers
  • Harmful behaviors

It idenifies the impact of caregiving on physical health.

Some issues included:

  • Caregivers are in worse health.
  • Caregivers have an increased risk of heart disease.
  • Caregivers have lower levels of self-care.
  • Caregivers have incresed mortality.

It identified steps to increase positive health outcomes

To read the full report click here at http://.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node..jsp?nodeid=1822

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