Caregiver roles can be stressful as caregivers can experience an increased risk of depression and anxiety. As the population ages, a growing number of people will be serving as caregivers for family members affected by dementia and other types of functional impairment. As the number of ageing baby boomers are growing, we never can tell if we will have to be a caregiver to our loved ones one day.
To cope with the many challenges of the caregiver roles. Caregivers need to cope with changes in their lifestyle. They may develop a larger understanding of the illness which will move them to keep going and remind themselves that this is something to be expected with aging. This is where family support, frequent visits by family members and a strong social network relate with lower levels of caregiver burden. The number of ageing baby boomers turning 70 years in the next 5 years is growing, and this is something to be looked at a deeper perspective.
In these pages you will uncover…
How you could learn to de-stress, manage your anxiety and build your immunity system. Managing medical and other financial matters may pose to be a strain for some people if they are unprepared for it.
Patsy shares her experience as a caregiver to her mother suffering from dementia. She is writing this book as a legacy for her loving and supportive family and her two beautiful grandchildren. She shares the lasting memory of the trials and tribulations she has gone through in being the only child and she hopes that this book will touch and provide a source of support for other fellow caregivers.
There is dignity in every human being. Patsy believes we can choose to maintain an active lifestyle and learn to age gracefully (physically and mentally).
A large number of Singaporeans are holding down full time jobs and shouldering caregiver responsibilities.