Social stress may speed immune system aging: study
Jun 27, 2022
Exposure to social stress including trauma and discrimination is associated with signs of accelerated immune system aging, a first-time study has found.
Whatever you’re doing to fight long-term care stress, stop it
Apr 07, 2022
With another possible COVID-19 wave on the way, and the Biden brain trust still eager to “wallop” the profession, long-term care people have plenty of reasons to continue aggressively seeking stress...
My twitching right eyelid
Jan 07, 2022
My right eyelid started twitching about six months ago. Although it’s not constant, it is a daily, unwelcome annoyance. It distracts me when I’m trying to sleep; it draws me out of the moment and into...
COVID-19 stress has hit older adults with health problems hardest, latest poll shows
Dec 16, 2021
Seniors with poor physical and mental health have endured an outsized burden of pandemic stress, according to a National Poll on Healthy Aging update.
Navigating the stress of the long COVID-19 journey
Paul White, Ph.D.
Jul 30, 2021
The last 18 months have been brutal for virtually everyone and every position within long-term care. Long hours, isolation from family and friends, implementing new polices and procedures due to COVID-19,...
Older women recount more pandemic stress struggles than older men
Jun 29, 2021
Although feelings of optimism prevailed overall, older female survey respondents were more likely than their male peers to say that they were struggling in 2021 — from finances to mental health.
Leisure activity helps healthcare workers exit the ‘stress cycle,’ study finds
Jun 17, 2021
Workers who had more physical activity on their down time were less likely to report feelings of exhaustion, investigators say.
More fruits and vegetables, less stress
May 17, 2021
A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with a long list of health benefits, and that list just got longer.
Self-compassion training without apology
Apr 29, 2021
Self-compassion isn’t something I do very well. That’s probably because I was born in Canada, and when the doctor slapped my wrinkled baby butt, I said, “Sorry!” instead of crying. While...
CNAs reduce stress, improve skills with self-compassion training in nursing home study
Apr 14, 2021
Certified nursing assistants improved stress management and found greater compassion toward themselves and residents after participating in courses aimed at healthcare workers, a new study finds.