Caregiver stress and taking care of yourself

Someone in our local Brain Support Network group sent me a link to this good article on caregiver stress.

Several sources of caregiver stress are identified:

  • no “off” time
  • balancing relationships
  • role reversals
  • volatile personalities
  • economics
  • difficult decisions

Symptoms are caregiver stress described in the article include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • denial
  • social withdrawal
  • health problems

Finally, the article discusses tips for overcoming caregiver stress.  Here’s a link to the article:

Caregiver Stress: Remembering To Take Care Of Yourself
by Fawne Hansen
The Adrenal Fatigue Solution