Session 9 - Managing Stress
Part 1 - What is Stress?
Stress - Segment with Occupational Therapist
Stress is your response to a stressor such as an environmental condition or a stimulus. It is your body's method of reacting to a challenge. Care partner stress is a normal part of Alzheimer caregiving. Here we have occupational therapist, Gina Shimoda, in a conversation with host, Liana Shannon. Gina will help you understand stress, how it affects your body and some strategies for dealing with it.
After you’ve watched the video, take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions. Feel free to make some notes.
- What stood out to you? What surprised you?
- What will you continue to do in your role as a care partner? What will you stop or do differently?
Join the Conversation
Visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to share tips for dealing with the stress that comes with being a care partner.
At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.
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