caregiver: How 24-hour caregiving responsibilities affect a person’s well-being and mental health | In depth

Barsha Nag Bhowmick

May 25, 2022, 08:00 HSTSource:

Simply put, a caregiver is someone who takes care of the needs or concerns of someone with short or long term limitations due to illness, injury or disability. Caregiving can have many rewards. For most caregivers, being there when a loved one needs you is a core value and something you want to provide. But a shift in roles and emotions is almost certain. It is natural to feel angry, frustrated, exhausted, lonely or sad. Caregiver stress – the emotional and physical stress of caregiving – is common.

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