There are currently 43.5 million caregivers in the United States (Family Caregiver Alliance, 2016) who feel the effects of chronic stress. Many of these individuals do not take time out for themselves to de-stress and workout. Currently, 1 in 4 caregivers spend 41 hours on average a week providing care (Family Caregiver Alliance, 2016). Caregivers usually feel guilty about even the thought of taking time away from the person they are caring for. The good news is that fitness professionals can make a huge impact when working with this population by providing personal training and wellness services. Fitness professionals can effectively work with caregivers to become more resilient to stress through traditional personal training and implementation of health promotion techniques. Learn some of the signs and symptoms of chronic stress, Compassion Fatigue, and caregiver burnout. Fitness / wellness programming for caregivers is very rewarding when you notice the positive changes that are made mentally and physically.
Education Level: All Levels
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.
|American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
|National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
|National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
Note 1: NSCA offers continuing education to those who take the Live Webinar. To get 1 Hour of NSCA continuing education credit, you must watch the webinar live, and then contact Ivy@medicalfitnessnetwork.org to receive a Certificate of Attendance.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the Implications of Alzheimer?s disease form the patients and caregiver?s perspective.
- Identify general stress symptoms, stressors for dementia, and Stressors for Alzheimer?s disease including delirium, sundowning syndrome, coping techniques and the role of exercise.
- Discuss the causes of caregiver stress, the role of complimentary and alternative medicine, the importance of sleep and nutrition, and the use of humor.
- Describe the effects of stress, avoiding burn out, and compassion fatigue.
System Requirements to View This Webinar
This webinar is tablet enabled and can be viewed on an iPad or Android tablet as well as a PC or MAC Computer