Caring for an elderly loved one can at times be stressful. Over time, caregivers often experience exhaustion and simple tasks can become a struggle. It is important that caregivers stay aware of how they are feeling day to day and keep track of their health. If you are a caregiver and feel that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you seek respite care or speak to a medical professional.
In a recent AgingCare article, they discuss the 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout:
- Isolating yourself from friends and family
- Losing interest in past hobbies
- Suicidal thoughts
- Changes in eating habits
- Strange or challenging sleep patterns
- Lingering illness
Caring for a loved one shouldn’t take a toll on you health. Being aware of these warning signs can help keep you and your loved one safe.