Category Archives: Military Caregivers

Getting a Healthy Sleep: Tips and Advice for Military Caregivers

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Sleep restores the body from a day of work and play. Sleep is essential to your health and wellbeing. Yet for caregivers, sleep disturbances are prevalent, resulting in decreased function, physical pain, fatigue and serious medical problems. [i] Sleep loss in caregivers can be directly related to the stress of caregiving. [i] This is because caregivers are likely to put the needs of others ahead of their own and sometimes, neglect to care for themselves altogether. [ii] Continue reading “Getting a Healthy Sleep: Tips and Advice for Military Caregivers” »

Art Therapy for Military Caregivers: Connect with Your Inner-being

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The role of art in healing has existed since the beginning of time. The oldest cave painting is over 40,000 years old, located in Cantabria, Spain. [i] In the years following, there is documented evidence of more expressive art from all over the world. Since the 1940s, art in therapeutic form has been a successful treatment, by helping individuals better understand and express inner thoughts and emotions. [ii] Continue reading “Art Therapy for Military Caregivers: Connect with Your Inner-being” »