Older adults with existing depression show resilience during the pandemic: A multi-site study finds that seniors are more concerned with being infected with COVID-19 than the effects of social isolation

I did learn the best medicine for my issues is immersing myself in the care of others (and giving it to others too), but it's suddenly harder to find that care on a day-to-day basis again. Oh well. At least I can try to give it to others, even if I can't always find the amount of care from others that really helps me.


Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude -- from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able -- either physically or financially. Caregivers who are "burned out" may experience fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression. Many caregivers also feel guilty if they spend time on themselves rather than on their ill or elderly loved ones.

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