June 21, 2012

Caring for a loved one is rewarding in many ways, and can often strengthen a relationship between a caregiver and the person receiving care. However, studies have shown that it can also be a stressful experience that can impact other relationships in the caregiver’s life.

Even though caregiving is an incredibly hard task, taking a few steps to protect the other relationships in one’s life, like setting periodic rituals to spend time together, will make all the difference. Continuum has items in our Resource section which provide helpful tips for overcoming common stresses in caregiving and suggest some specific ways to keep relationships strong.