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Family Caregivers Stressed & Anxious

out of 10 people in charge of caring for a relative suffer from anxiety and stress regardless of their socio-demographic variables. Families, and particularly daughters, assume the care of dependent elderly and chronically ill people in most cases. A study published in the Journal of Gerontology, show that in some cases family caregiving creates inappropriate behavior in the relationship. The negative effects on the physical, psychological, and social health of the caregiver are highly related to previous life history between the caregiver and the care recipient. Social isolation and loneliness were commonly reported by the family caregiver. Once you get to that point both you and your loved one suffer.

Stress signs of caring for a loved one

  • Fatigue and irritability

  • Worry

  • Overwhelmed

  • Always tired

  • Easily angered

  • Lack of sleep

  • Sad and depressed

  • Frequent body aches and pain

  • Lack of coping skills

  • Difficulty with problem solving and concentration

  • Withdrawal

Caring for a loved one challenges even the most resilient. If you are taking care of a loved one it is critical that you take the necessary steps to preserve your own well being. Left unchecked caregiver stress can have a detrimental effect on your mental and physical health, Employing a consistent, professional caregiver can go a long way in reducing family stress levels and restoring proper relationships and family dynamics.

Offering flexible and affordable caregiver services, the Easy Living team stands ready to serve your family. Discover why Easy Living is Atlanta's Home Care Specialist ~ 770-442-8664

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