Self-Care: An Essential Element of Caregiving

February 3, 2015 4:27 AM

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As Jill witnesses her aunt taking care of her elderly grandmother, she is painfully reminded of how stressful it had been for her to take care of both of her own parents before their deaths. "I was so wrapped up being a caregiver I had neglected to take care of myself, and now I see my aunt doing the same thing. I think that's pretty common for a lot of people. "

Jill was only 34 years old when her mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2005. Out of the blue, Jill's life suddenly became a whirlwind of travel back and forth from her home in Las Vegas to spend as much time as possible with her parents in Los Angeles. Over a period of eight tumultuous m...

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