Your parent or spouse has had a stroke. Now you find yourself navigating both the shock of the stroke and becoming a caregiver.
Being a caregiver can be difficult and overwhelming at times. The change from child or spouse to caregiver can bring on a lot of stress. The American Stroke Association offers tips to help you identify and deal with common issues as you care for your loved one:
Through caregiving, you will likely find yourself spending more time with your parent or spouse than you had in the past. Take advantage of the time you have with them. Find ways to work in regular activities to enjoy with your loved one in your normal role of spouse or child, outside of the caregiver role.
At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we strive to provide the fastest, most efficient and effective stroke care possible. Learn more.
Learn more from Healthy Driven Chicago:
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Getting help for depression
How to ease the burden for a caregiver
How to prepare for long-term care as your loved one ages
How to prevent a stroke
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