Today, the science of modern medicine has produced a variety of “wonder drugs” that can make us feel better – both physically and emotionally – and improve our daily lives. However, as in the case of most things, their many benefits also come with a potentially serious down side.
Crystal Yost, Program Director of Impressions Memory Care at Bryn Mawr, says, “Taking care of an elderly loved one can be a very challenging responsibility. Many caregivers report that they find their roles both physically and emotionally draining. Aside from the stresses of their ongoing daily tasks, at-home caregivers say they also worry about sudden, unexpected events occurring. Rapid changes in a loved one’s health or serious injuries resulting from accidents such as falls can change your whole life in an instant.”