Sunday, February 8, 2015

Caregiver Burnout

If you are feeling weary, emotionally worn out, lacking sleep and peace of mind, you may be experiencing caregiver burnout. There are a variety of symptoms - you may feel withdrawn, tired all the time, lonely, a sense of isolation, depressed, antisocial, stressed out, no sense of accomplishment, hard to keep track of time and other symptoms unique to you.

It is not uncommon for a caregiver to get ill or develop a chronic illness overtime. The demands of the job are taxing. If you are experiencing life in a way that is not your norm, then it's time to see how you can lighten your load.

Are you able to recruit a sibling, friend or family member to help you? Can you bring in a professional caregiver to relieve you one or two days a week? Perhaps there is a support group you can attend where you can congregate with people who are in your shoes for emotional support. You must take care of yourself and understand your limits so you don't get sick or lose your zest for life! How do you recharge yourself to face another day caring for others?

Best Wishes,

Carole Brecht
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