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Should you stop when caregiving becomes more like a job, not caring for a family member?

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Care giver stress

Most caregivers in this country are informal, or unpaid, caregivers.
Often daughters or a spouse , it can be a gruelling job and seem to be longer then a 24 hr day. The caregiver can become ill, depressed, burnt out. Etc. Best to try to get some help if you are feeling stressed or angry- organizations like the alzheimers assoc if dementia is the problem are useful.

In brief: Care giver stress

Most caregivers in this country are informal, or unpaid, caregivers.
Often daughters or a spouse , it can be a gruelling job and seem to be longer then a 24 hr day. The caregiver can become ill, depressed, burnt out. Etc. Best to try to get some help if you are feeling stressed or angry- organizations like the alzheimers assoc if dementia is the problem are useful.
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