If you are a caregiver of an elderly loved one you probably have chronic stress. Chronic stress refers to the never ending worrying about your loved one. is she or he eating? Did he or she take medications today? Watching the phone wondering if that next call is from hospital saying your loved one is in ER from a fall.
Chronic stress can take a toll on your body. The same symptoms often exhibited by the ones you take care of such as memory loss, confusion, unexplained pains in the body can occur in the caregiver.
One way to try and decrease your stress is to get some help. Allow a family member to stay with your aging loved one or hire an agency such as Comfort Keepers. For more information on how we can help, please go to www.comfortkeepers.com