Once you burn out, caregiving is no longer a healthy option!

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On the topic of caregiver burnout, In the post  Support for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers: How to Get the Caregiving Help You Need, caregivers are warned that:

Once you burn out, caregiving is no longer a healthy option for either you or the person you’re caring for. So it’s important to watch for the warning signs of caregiver burnout and take action right away when you recognize the problem

And in the article Caregiver Stress & Burnout: Tips for Recharging and Finding Balance we see a good list of the signs:

Common signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout

  • You have much less energy than you once had
  • It seems like you catch every cold or flu that’s going around
  • You’re constantly exhausted, even after sleeping or taking a break
  • You neglect your own needs, either because you’re too busy or you don’t care anymore
  • Your life revolves around caregiving, but it gives you little satisfaction
  • You have trouble relaxing, even when help is available
  • You’re increasingly impatient and irritable with the person you’re caring for
  • You feel helpless and hopeless

Joke Of The Day For Dementia Patient Caregivers

“I think the nice thing about AD is that one can meet new people every day!”

Joke quoted from www.caring.com
Photo courtesy of https://davalhospice.wordpress.com/

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