At times, being a caregiver can be stressful. Daily tasks can lead you to feel isolated, overwhelmed or tired. It is important to acknowledge your emotions and identify the source of your stress. If not managed correctly, stress can pose health issues. These may range from diabetes to heart to disease. April is stress awareness month, it’s a good time to remember that properly taking care of yourself can help limit stress and improve your overall health.
This Mayo Clinic article explores the signs of caregiver stress and provides tips for managing the emotional and physical demands of taking care of a loved one. Some tips include:
- Accept help
- Focus on what you are able to provide
- Seek social support
- Set personal health goals
- See your doctor
Find more information by reading the full article here.