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CAPTION: When you’re caring for someone else…
It can be easy to lose sight of caring for yourself.
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CAPTION: A recent study shows
building inner strength and
personal resilience may help
improve caregivers’ mental health.
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FOOTER: Source: Geriatric Nursing, Vol 50, March-April 2023
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CAPTION: These are what’s called “protective factors.”
CAPTION: So, what are some of these protective factors?
Purpose in life
Diverse social connections
CAPTION: The protective factors can also build off each other:
the more, the better.
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In the study, when protective factors are in place:
- Quality of life improved
- Depression decreased
- Perceptions of aging were more positive
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Developing those protective factors can make a big difference in helping caregivers thrive.
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