Many people find deep meaning in caring for an elderly family member, but it can be a demanding role to fill. The reality is that most caregivers, especially women, have a full slate of other responsibilities to juggle alongside caregiving.
The challenge can get even harder with all the extra demands of the holiday season—as shopping, decorating, cooking, entertaining, church and social events—are added into an already stressful schedule.
As we near the end of the year, it is a good time to recognize the important work that family caregivers provide. If you’re a caregiver, it’s also a time to recognize how important it is to take care of yourself, too.