Being a caregiver for chronically ill patient can take its toll on Givers of Care. In fact, we often just avoid thinking about it because even that adds to the stress. Doing your homework on combating stress will benefit you and your loved one. If we don’t take care of ourselves, who will? And if we don’t take care of ourselves, then our loved ones suffer as well.
This article from the Mayo Clinic addresses this issue and provides some helpful tips for combating stress. In a very clear, organized fashion, the Mayo Clinic staff has gathered information on signs of stress, risk factors, and strategies for dealing with caregiver stress