Being a caregiver of an aging adult and someone living with dementia can be fulfilling and joyful but also comes with sleepless nights and emotionally exhausting. When you experience caregiver burnout you are more likely to get sick and have an increase in health conditions. Good news! There are ways you can reduce caregiver burnout and decrease health risks. It's hard to put yourself first before the person you are caregiving for, BUT as once said, "You can't pour from an empty cup. You have to take care of yourself first."
There a many signs to look out for if you think you are experiencing caregiver burnout out. Some of those signs may be:
If you think you are experiencing some of these signs, contact Danielle at The Views Senior Living of Cedar Rapids, to find out how you can take advantage of our respite stay option for your loved one.