10 Symptoms of Caregiver Stress

1. Denial about the disease and its effect on the person whos been diagnosed 2. Anger at the person with Alzheimers or others, anger that no cure exists and anger that people dont understand whats going on 3. Social withdrawal from friends and activities that once brought pleasure 4. Anxiety about facing another day and what the future hold 5. Depression that begins to break your spirit and affects your ability to cope 6. Exhaustion that makes it nearly impossible to complete necessary daily tasks 7. Sleeplessness caused by a never-ending list of concerns 8. Irritability that leads to moodiness and triggers negative responses and reactions 9. Lack of concentration that makes it difficult to perform familiar tasks 10. Health problems that begin to take their toll, both mentally and physically If you experience some of these signs of stress on a regular basis, make time to consult a physician.

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