Your host is Joni Aldrich. “Stress causes nothing, but aggravates everything.” What happens when extreme stress is compounded on top of other stresses (a.k.a. for a caregiver!)? Join us as we discuss the Social Readjustment Rating Scale which was developed at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The scale was based on the theory that good and bad events in a person’s life can increase stress levels, and make people more susceptible to illness and mental health problems. My guest is Dr. Dale Peterson, author of Building Health by Design: Adding Life to Your Years and Years to Your Life.