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A grandfather going on a walk together with his son and grandson

3 Common Causes of Caregiver Guilt, and How to Manage Them

The concept of “caregiver guilt” is an odd one. Providing care for a loved one with a long-term health condition is a wonderful, selfless act, and caregivers undoubtedly devote considerable time and energy to provide the physical, mental and emotional support their loved one requires. And yet, the majority of caregivers report that they frequently experience feelings of guilt.

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By Michelle Palmer | 04/15/2021

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Why Being Watchful for Signs of Malnutrition in Older Adults Matters

Malnutrition is most simply defined as a nutritional imbalance that can potentially affect any person, regardless of weight. Chronic health conditions combined with inadequate nutrition can often negatively impact older adults and prevent their bodies from absorbing the nutrients they need for healthy aging. Depression; social isolation; mental health challenges; embarrassment; lack of food; functional changes that limit the ability to shop for, prepare or even eat food; and financial struggles further increase the risk for malnutrition.

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By Lisa Weitzman | 04/15/2021

Palmer, M. (2021, February 17). 3 Common Guilt Triggers that Caregivers Face. Guideposts. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/3-common-guilt-triggers-that-caregivers-face

Hayes, J. (2021, February 17). Six Ways to Help Your Loved One Avoid Falling. Guideposts. https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/six-ways-to-help-your-loved-one-avoid-falling

Weitzman, L. (2021, January 14). Have You Become the Family Caregiver? Guideposts.  https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/have-you-become-the-family-caregiver