"My loved one is driving me crazy!" Have you found yourself frustrated and on your last nerve? Caregivers carry a lot of stress and certain things can be infuriating. Sometimes it's when we see everything Alzheimer's has stolen from our loved one. Other times it's a power struggle with our loved one over an everyday task. Anger and frustration are common reasons caregivers seek support from each other.
On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for family and friends caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Caregiver burnout is one of the top topics most discussed.
Here are some questions and conversations about caregiver burnout:
• How do you deal with constantly having to repeat things?
• The truth is I am feeling quite put upon tonight as she argues with me and I am unable to even watch the tv shows I enjoy.
• I am o.k. during the day but at night when he asks the same question for the 10th time I get upset.
• I dread shower time..... Does your spouse/relative have issues getting rinsed in the shower/bath?
Can you relate?
Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.
Feel free to ask a question here.