You might think you’re handling caregiver burnout just fine if you’re a caregiver. But maybe you aren’t. Here’s what to look for.
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Ever Heard of Caregiver Burnout?
Some people might call it compassion fatigue. Others might have it and not even know. That would be me, back when my husband’s cancer relapse catapulted me into the world of caregiving. Because I didn’t recognize I suffered from caregiver burnout, I didn’t take any steps to deal with it.
I’ve since discovered how our bodies deal with negative stress. They produce cortisol. And cortisol can ruin our health. I’ll share a series of podcasts for caregivers to celebrate National Family Caregiver Month. Even if you’re not a family caregiver, listen in. You will discover ways to help and support the unsung heroes who care for family members.
If you’ve ever had a season of caregiving, I’d love to hear about your experience. Did you ever feel burnt out? What did you do? Did you feel isolated?
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) has great resources for family caregivers.
You can find more information on National Family Caregivers Month here.
Come Back Next Week…
I’ll share three ways to identify and cope with caregiver fatigue.