Caregiving

Everyday tips to make your life less stressful and more enjoyable as a caregiver.

The Impact of Compassion Fatigue for Professional Caregivers

The Impact of Compassion Fatigue for Professional Caregivers

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
Contributor

There is a lot of information and awareness as to the needs of family caregivers.

This is great. But let’s not forget the professional caregivers such as nurses, doctors, and social workers and the first responders such as paramedics, fire fighters and police officers who witness tragedy, trauma, heartbreak and illness on a daily basis. This week’s guest, Françoise Matthieu, the director of Compassion Fatigue Solutions Inc., and I speak about Compassion Fatigue and the struggles that professional caregivers find when repeatedly being confronted with tragedy, sadness and challenges.

One of the best ways to connect with those who have cognitive deficits is through music. We can use music to stimulate memories and to make connections with our loved ones. Alzheimer’s Music Connect offers 4 CD compilations and DVD’s for caregivers to use to help their loved ones access remote memories and create meaningful experiences in the present.

View all Alz Live Audio View Alz Live’s SoundCloud Channel



About the author

Stephanie Erickson

Read All Articles by Stephanie Read More Read Less

You might also enjoy:

Alzheimer's what they forget to tell you - the sandwich generation

An unscripted, unedited podcast about being an informal caregiver and raising a teenager. Having a candid…

Tips on Maximizing the Visit Time With Your Loved One's Doctor

Do you find that when you’re driving home from a doctor’s visit you realize you forgot to mention…

Guardianship Fraud

There are millions of vulnerable individuals who are unable to care for themselves due to advance memory…

"I want to go home"

Quick tips for when your charge pleads, "I want to go home!" Don’t argue: Don’t tell your loved…

comments powered by Disqus