Study shows caregivers of people with dementia losing 3.5 hours of sleep each week

If you are a family caregiver, you know how hard the role can be, especially when a loved one is suffering from dementia. Managing daily tasks of care, organizing medications and coordinating schedules can lead to lots of stress and frustration. All of this stress and extra work, on top of your normal family and work commitments can leave you feeling like there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

In fact, a new study from Baylor University shows that caregivers for patients with dementia lose on average 3.5 hours of sleep each week. That might not seem like much, but over time that can exacerbate stress and lead to other health and wellness issues, which can be a big driver of caregiver burnout.

The good news is that there are many small things caregivers can do to improve sleep, such as exercise, reducing caffeine intake, changing diet, and getting more morning sunlight. However, the most important thing caregivers can do is find ways to better organize the tasks of care to make caregiving more regular.

That is why we created genusConnect. With genusConnect, you can easily manage tasks, set schedules, coordinate communication, access helpful tips and resources, and record daily observations so that you can rest assured that your loved one is on track.

Download genusConnect today to get started on your path to better, less stressful, and more restful caregiving.