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When do i know i need help with caregiving?

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Overwhelmed: If experiencing feelings of anger or resentment towards the one needing care, feeling overwhelmed, having heightened anxiety or depressed mood, lacking enjoyment in activities, feeling burdened or put-upon, or having less than half a day a week away from caregiving, then caregiver burnout is to be suspected. There are always options (eg ask friends/family for help).Family doc may have suggestions.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Needing Help: Excellent input from Dr. Puppaia. Are you overwhelmed? Signs you may need help include physical or emotional exhaustion, not having enough time to take care of your own needs or responsibilities, feelings of resentment, problems with sleep, trouble relaxing, irritability, poor concentration & feeling like your entire life revolves around the person you are caring for.

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