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...Some personalities cope with the ever-changing, nearly always challenging, business of caring for another adult with health issues better than others. A positive attitude and a flexible approach can go a long way as we feel our way along the sometimes uncertain path a caregiver must follow. But even the most laid back person is going to feel stressed by the responsibilities of caregiving from time to time. That's normal and to be expected. With some care, people generally bounce back. What caregivers need to watch for is burnout.

Read the full article on HealthCentral about the sneaky aspects of caregiving that can lead us over the edge of stress into caregiver burnout:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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