Caregiver Burden & Guilt Category
Caregiver Burden & Guilt – Significant emotional challenges are experienced by caregivers who desire to offer support, but for one reason or another find interactions challenging. Some feel guilty because they cannot do enough. Others feel guilty because of damaged family relationships. Others simply feel trapped by caregiving situations that have changed their life significantly. How do we close the gap between the level of care needed and what we’re physically and mentally able to provide?
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Check out articles by Pamela written especially for family caregivers.
Politics and politicians—why can’t we do without them? Especially during period of election when the media spins stories and it’s difficult to know who to trust versus who not to trust. Caregiving situations where multiple family members are involved, presents a similar situation. T...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Challenges of invisible caregivers include navigating healthcare, community services, friendships, and the caregiver's well-being. “Don’t bother working with her you got what you got.” Distressing words—some might call advice—from a physician informing a couple, who were my friend...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Caregiver burden represents the emotional, physical, and financial aspects and responsibilities of providing care and support for an ailing family member. This is a subject rarely discussed because most caregivers would be embarrassed to show feelings of exhaustion, frustration, or anxiety; bel...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Dealing with caregiver burnout means identifying ways to respond to a feeling of loss of control over daily life. Responding to ongoing care situations that become more demanding over time can be physically and emotionally wearing. Many caregivers feel that they can't speak honestly about their...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
The role of being a caregiver is bumpy. Caregivers feel joy and fulfillment as well as guilt, anger, depression, and loneliness on the emotional rollercoaster of caregiving. Caregivers feel family members have left them with the goods -- the responsibility of physically and financially cari...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
By Pamela D. Wilson MS, BS/BA, CSA NCG Psychological stress is related to love-hate caregiving relationships. A feeling of mixed emotions often exists with those providing care to others. There are times when caregivers feel tired of being a caregiver. Caregivers look back at their lives an...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read