Caring for Aging Parents: Psychological Impact & Coping Strategies


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Which of the following is NOT one of the physical aspects of caretaking?

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1. As people age, why do they need more caretaking?

2. Why is loneliness often a consequence of caretaking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to assess your understanding of the physical and mental challenges involved in caring for elderly parents. You will need to know about specific effects of caretaking in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can answer quiz questions on the following:

  • The change due to aging that requires the most care
  • The hardest parts of elderly caretaking
  • An exacerbating symptom that stems from caretaking
  • What, along with depression, sets in when the mind and body are exhausted
  • How to prevent caregiver burnout

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the responsibilities of caregivers and the toll caregiving can take on an individual
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about caregiving in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the aging process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how one can cope with the mental and physical burdens of caregiving

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson called Caring for Aging Parents: Psychological Impact & Coping Strategies for further insight into caretaking. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the aging process
  • Detail the physical requirements for caring for the elderly
  • Discuss the psychological hardships associated with caregiving
  • Define caregiver burnout
  • Provide a list of strategies to help caregivers cope with the stress of their responsibilities