Who Is Caring For The Caregiver?

ReThinking Caregiving Podcast

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Overnight you were thrown into the caregiving role and it has become a huge part of your life and your identity It is your primary focus and a vast majority of your time is spent coordinating care planning shopping etc Caring for a loved one can bring joy and can be incredibly satisfying meaningful and joyful At the same time being a primary caregiver to your spouse can be incredibly hard and demanding Studies show that caregivers go on to develop other ailments like compromised immunity depression insomnia weight gain other mental and physical diseases Burnout can be defined as a state of physical emotional and mental exhaustion that may arise when caregivers do not get the help they need emotionally physically and financially What are the signs of burnout amp how can you prevent burnout