(HealthDay News) -- People who constantly care for others with
emotional and physical problems often become stressed
Signs of caregiver stress may include weight changes, problems
sleeping, depression or frequent bouts of anger.
The Womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions to help
relieve caregiver stress:
- Seek help from friends and loved ones, and local community
caregiving resources and support groups.
- Don't be afraid to say "no" to requests that will require too
much of your energy and time. Be realistic when setting your
- Know and accept that you cannot change everything, and
recognize that there is no such thing as a perfect caregiver.
- Stay organized by keeping lists, and prioritizing your
- Maintain relationships with friends and family, and take time
each week to do something that you enjoy.
- Do your best to maintain a sense of humor.
- Find time for daily exercise, and keep regular checkups with
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