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Spending-time-on-self-care
By Andy Ratana, 7:34 pm on July 10, 2018

Tips for Self-Care That Require a Quarter-Hour…or Less! A caregiver’s world revolves around unending demands. These demands may drain you emotionally, mentally and physically. But the biggest drag is on your time. How big? For many caregivers, just enjoying 15 minutes alone is an unimaginable luxury. After all, you are…

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perfectionism
perfectionism
By Andy Ratana, 4:30 pm on October 15, 2017

If you’re a caregiver and a perfectionist, you may be facing an uphill battle. Caregiving is a demanding job and it’s critical to accept that not everything will be perfect. As a caregiver, there are many things you cannot control and at the end of the day the most important…

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By Andy Ratana, 6:50 pm on August 6, 2017

Physical, emotional and mental exhaustion can signal dangerous levels of stress for caregivers Compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout share many of the same symptoms and causes. Both can be caused by sustained exposure to suffering, the stress of caregiving and watching a loved one decline steadily. Those who care for…

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