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10 symptoms of caregiver stress

Being a caregiver is a very stressful full-time job. Taking care of your loved one with dementia can and will increase your stress level. There are many ways to reduce your stress levels as a caregiver. If you experience signs of stress on a regular basis, consult your primary physician. Ignoring your symptoms can cause your physical and mental health to decline.

  • Denial of the disease and its effects on the person who has been diagnosed.
  • Anger or frustration with the person with dementia that he or she cannot do the things they used to be able to do.
  • Social withdrawal from your friends and family activities that used to make you feel good.
  • Anxiety about the future and facing another day.
  • Depression that breaks your ability to cope.
  • Exhaustion that makes it impossible to complete necessary daily tasks.
  • Sleeplessness that is caused by the never-ending list of concerns, causing your own brain to never turn off.
  • Irritability that leads to moodiness and triggers negative responses that normally would not.
  • Lack of concentration that makes it difficult to perform familiar tasks.
  • Health problems that begin to creep up on you and take a mental and physical toll.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can reduce caregiver stress!