Supporting a person in need of care requires time and energy. While it is often a rewarding experience, it is always a stressful and demanding experience. Recognizing the signs of caregiver stress in yourself or someone you care about is critical to taking action.
- Denial: Caregivers might deny the current situation or simply underplay it.
"Everyone is making a big deal, I know dad will get better."
- Anger: Caregivers might experience anger towards the senior in need of care or the primary medical condition like Dementia.
"I am going to lose it if I am asked the same question one more time!"
- Social Withdrawal: Caregivers might no longer want to participate in social activities or gatherings.
"I am too tired to go out!"
- Anxiety: Caregivers can experience significant anxiety over what the future may hold.
"I am worried what will happen if I can no longer care for mom."
- Exhaustion and Depression: Caregivers might feel exhausted, hopeless and depressed.
"I can barely get out of bed"
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