Over 20% of the population is caring for an aging, or ill loved one, a special needs child, or even both! The toll caregiving can take on the caregiver physically and psychologically can be very high.
Caregivers often put the needs of others over their own. Family time is often sacrificed. Work can suffer. Poor physical self-care (eating poorly, lack of exercise, and poor sleep) is common.
We’re oversimplifying what caregivers go through, but let’s face it…the stress of caregiving can be intense and seemingly never-ending and lead to depression, anxiety, burnout, and other mental health concerns.
If you struggle as a caregiver, know you’re not alone!