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Being a caregiver can be very stressful and demanding. It can even lead to caregiver burnout, a feeling of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion That can lead to poor health or feelings of depression or anxiety, which can trigger unhealthy behaviors, like smoking or abusing alcohol.
Learn the warning signs of caregiver burnout. The Cleveland Clinic says that may look like:
If you are feeling burnt out, find ways you can take care of yourself. Keep yourself healthy by:
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I really get frustrated about my mom, cause I do take care of her and always doing for her. I get so frustrated at times I get a little angry. I have no help from my sisters. So that alone is frustrating. I need some guidance as to what I can do to keep from getting frustrated. Thank you for your co cern.
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