Recently I stumbled across this article from March 2015 on the Mayo Clinic website that notes that caregiving is rewarding but stressful. The article recommends several strategies for coping with this kind of stress including: accept help; focus on what you are able to provide; set realistic goals; get connected; join a support group; seek social support; set personal health goals; and see your doctor.
Here’s a link to the full article:
Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself
Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you’re a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
March 7, 2015