Protecting Your Health as a Caregiver

June 13, 2015

Protecting Your Health as a Caregiver

If you are a caregiver, you are not alone. Almost 40 percent of U.S. adults are caregivers and as the population ages, more Americans will become caregivers. Research shows that caregivers are more likely to have symptoms of depression or anxiety, a long-term medical problem, and spend more days sick with an infectious disease. If you are currently experiencing the ongoing stress of caregiving, you’ll want to hear this show. How do you maintain your own health when you are a caregiver? Good nutrition is critical. Hosts Darlene Kvist and Kara Carper give you some concrete ways to maintain your own health and well-being as you continue to care for others.

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