Stress-Free Holidays – Caring for the Caregiver

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Avoiding Family Caregiver Holiday Traps
StrengthforCaring.com article offers five applicable tips for helping caregivers cope with holiday stress.

Stress, Depression and the Holidays: 12 Tips for Coping
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

Surviving the Holidays: Strategies for Caregivers
Downloadable article by geriatric health writer Eileen Beal details successful strategies that caregivers can implement to manage holiday stress. Note that this is a PDF file and you will get a security warning.

Managing Holiday Stress: Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Article on About.com offers advice and information to help Alzheimer’s caregivers deal with holiday stress.

Five Ways to Alzheimer’s-Proof Your Holidays
Healthcentral.com provides tips from an expert caregiver on how to enjoy a stress-free holiday season while caring for someone suffering from dementia.

Tips for a Stress Free Holiday by Julie Hunt, Stress Expert
Nine simple steps to help you relax and enjoy the holidays stress-free.

Your caregivers were so special and so willing to go the extra mile. They genuinely cared for Mom and for me and gave me comfort knowing they were there. - M. Cavalli