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Monday, January 16, 2012

Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving ? What's this ?!

‎"Compassion Fatigue: To Stop Caregiving Stress, Stop Caregiving" : "Yet this is exactly the solution to compassion fatigue: stop caregiving – not forever, just for a day. Preferably a whole day."

Last updated: September 17, 2009
"My mom didn't know she had compassion fatigue, since nobody named for her this extreme caregiving stress back when she was looking after her mother, who was in her 90s and had Alzheimer's disease. 

By the end, Mom was dutifully visiting the nursing home day after day for hours, where she'd not only quietly tend my grandmother but also became such a familiar face that she also felt she had to stop and greet half the other residents, visit Gram's barely-verbal roommate, bring treats to the nursing staff, and so on."......


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