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Caregiver Burnout: Learn to Recognize the Signs

 

Burnout and empathy fatigue are significant challenges for family caregivers and professionals alike. They can cause depression, feelings of despair and hopelessness or worse.

Indeed, that’s why Episcopal Retirement Services’ Parish Health Ministry chose a dementia caregiving theme for their annual conference called Refresh Your Soul. If allowed to flourish, burnout and fatigue can rob a caregiver of his or her spirit.

But how do you prevent caregiver burnout? First and foremost, you need to be able to recognize its signs.

Today, let’s review what eight of those signs and symptoms are so you’ll know when to ask for additional help or arrange for respite care for your senior loved one.

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