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
Lack of sleep
Sad and depressed
Frequent body aches and pain
Lack of coping skills
Difficulty with problem solving and concentration
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.
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