Tuesday, September 06, 2016
ALBANY TIMES-UNION -- Researchers have found that the human immune system can be weakened by stress and strain for up to three years after caregiving ends. As a result, caregivers can be more prone to having serious illnesses. Yet they rarely complain. "Caregivers think that it's shameful or wrong to ask for help," said Mindi Golden, associate professor of Communication Studies at San Francisco State. "But I've seen many people with physical injuries, such as rotator cuffs that were damaged while helping someone."