Caring for the caregivers – a new paradigm
Spouse caregivers are massively effected by depressed mood and anxiety. 25-35% of caregivers literally become depressed or anxious when caring for a loved one. Frances Lewis has focused for over 25 years on the well-being of patients, caregivers, and the dependent children in families. She tells us that the evidence of caregivers swallowing their feelings to take care of loved ones, causes the stress to get worse. Here is her important talk and suggestions for self-care.