Understanding Caregiver Stress

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If you’re providing senior care in Memphis to a loved one, you’re not alone. More than 65 million Americans provide elder care and hospice care to a family member. With an aging population, caregiver stress and burnout are likely to become increasingly prevalent. Caregiver stress is a multifaceted problem that typically involves both emotional and physical symptoms. Caregivers might notice that they often catch colds, feel fatigued, gain or lose weight, and experience sleep disturbances.

You can learn more about the psychological indicators of caregiver stress by watching this video. This expert also offers some advice for developing home care solutions that can help reduce family caregiver stress, such as reaching out to an elder care agency to arrange respite care or to have a regular caregiver for your loved one.