5 Tips For Dealing with Caregiver Burnout

When your primary focus is your loved one’s care, you may start feeling overwhelmed and forget to look after your own health. Underestimating this effect on your emotional and physical well-being can be extremely dangerous. In fact, in a study conducted by Statistics Canada, over 25% of family caregivers reported five or more symptoms associated with caring for a loved one; These symptoms could include irritability, anxiety, depression, isolation loss of appetite, tiredness, sleep problems, and many more.

We recommend that you watch Dr. Gabor Maté’s video that explains the importance of taking care of yourself while taking care of others (if you are short of time, the first 8 minutes will help).

Welbi shares these five tips for family caregivers experiencing high levels of stress: