Health Tip: When Caregiving Becomes Too Stressful
- Caring for a loved one who needs extensive help can be physically and emotionally draining. To continue providing loving care, it's important to monitor your own well-being, too.
Here are some warning signs of caregiver stress, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:
- Feeling unusually angry or resentful toward the person you care for, yourself or your family.
- Withdrawing from social activities.
- Sleeping too much or having difficulty sleeping.
- Feeling irritable.
- Being sick frequently.
Posted: March 2008
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