November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when we honor those who care for our wounded, ill, injured, or those who have special needs. Being a caregiver comes with enormous responsibility. Caring for a loved one can be very rewarding, but the demands can also be overwhelming. If the stress of caregiving is not dealt with properly it can take a toll on your health and state of mind.
That is why the theme of this year’s National Family Caregivers Month is respite. As a caregiver, if you do not take time to care for yourself it can be incredibly difficult to care for your loved ones. It is important to take time to relax, re-energize, get enough sleep, and when necessary, turn to peers for support.
Signs and Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout
If you are exhibiting any of these signs of stress you may want to seek support.
Anxiety, depression, irritability or tiredness
Difficulty sleeping or trouble concentrating
Feeling increasingly resentful
Cutting back on activities you once enjoyed
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