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Protecting the health and well-being of caregivers, especially millennials, is crucial in preventing negative outcomes such as declines in physical health, increased mental health concerns, and decreased quality of life. The rising number of millennial caregivers makes it even more urgent to address the lack of skills and resources to combat chronic stress. Extensive research shows that caregiving creates long-term stress, leading to emotional and mental health issues. Caregivers experience higher levels of stress compared to non-caregivers, with those caring for patients with dementia being the most affected.
The effects of chronic stress on caregivers' health are evident in their heightened levels of depression, anxiety, frustration, anger, and guilt. Surveys among caregivers have shown a significant correlation between stress and various physical health problems such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, acid reflux, headaches, and body pain from lifting and maneuvering their loved ones. Caregivers themselves have reported health issues, including brain tumors and diverticulitis, which may be attributed to the strain of their caregiving responsibilities.
Recognizing caregiver stress is essential in identifying those who need support and providing them with the necessary care. By adopting a culturally competent multidimensional approach that addresses the social determinants of health and unmet needs of caregivers, we can prevent and reduce caregiver stress. Let's prioritize the well-being of caregivers and ensure their health is safeguarded.
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