It’s the Holiday Season … and the Season for Increased Caregiver Stress

By former Hickman & Lowder professional staff member Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW

“Holidays should be times to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends, but often they become overly stressful—creating tension and unhappiness—rather than being enjoyable events. If an individual is also caring for a frail or aging loved one, the expectations of family gatherings, of shopping and gift giving, of cooking and baking can become overwhelming and cause additional stress and worry for the caregiver … ”

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