Caregivers help loved ones out of a sense of responsibility and duty.  Many times they become stressed and depressed, becoming ill from caregiving duties.  It’s important to take a break, to hire help — even though it’s likely your parents only want YOU to provide care.  Depending on the circumstance this may be unrealistic.  Family caregivers have careers, children, attend classes and need free time for themselves.  Make sure you’re taking a break and taking care of yourself or your body will eventually tell you different.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.