Feelings like grief and overwhelm are common both before and after the loss of a loved one. While the care recipient is still alive those negative emotions may cause indecisiveness and caregiver fatigue. After they pass-away grief can persist for months or even longer. Thankfully, managing caregiver grief and overwhelm is possible by following these tips.
Serving as a caregiver for an aging family member is highly rewarding, but it also takes a lot of energy, time and patience. Constantly juggling a hectic schedule with seemingly endless priorities can be very stressful at times. As a result, it’s not uncommon for family caregivers to get overwhelmed, placing them at risk for caregiver burnout.