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Eleven Tips to Relieve Caregiver Stress

Here are some great tips to help relieve caregiver stress. Recognize the signs of caregiver stress: sleeping or eating problems, anxiety, headaches, depression, guilt, and muscle fatigue or tension are just a few. Ask for help from friends and family: some would–be helpers hesitate to offer because they don’t know your needs. Stay connected: it is important to maintain relationships with others and not just the loved one in your care. Keep a journal: talk or write about your feelings, whether they are good or bad. A regular record of events and emotions will help you recognize stress before it becomes a problem. Learn all you can about the illness: what can you expect and what new issues might arise. One thing at a time: break a challenge into smaller parts. Take time away: it may be difficult, but try to find time for yourself. Don’t completely isolate yourself in