Joni Aldrich SOS: Supporter of Survival

Caregiving SOS: Stress on Top of Stress!

September 29, 201350 min
Host: Joni Aldrich Guest: Dr. Dale Peterson (Author, Building Health by Design) Topic: Compounded Stress & Health Info: The “Social Readjustment Rating Scale” was developed by Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe, and was based on the theory that good and bad events in
a person’s life can increase stress levels, and make them more susceptible to illness and mental health problems. They needed a study for that? During stressful times of the year, and through traumatic events that happen in your life (sometimes in rapid succession), these pile on top of each other and can lead to health issues and depression. Caregivers are particularly vulnerable to stressers, and the way they approach these challenges is critical for their emotional, mental and physical wellness. (For a copy of this interview go to, click on Joni Aldrich, episode 12/21/11) Listen to Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on To learn more about Joni, go to

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