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Caregiver Burnout and the Sandwich Generation

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Caregiving by the numbers:

  • 66% are women
  • Family caregivers provide 20 hours of unpaid in-home care/week
  • Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can shorten a person’s life by 4 to 8 years
  • 46% of caregivers have clinical depression

If you are part of the “sandwich generation”, defined as a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children and juggling other life responsibilities, your physical and mental health is at risk. Knowing the signs of caregiver burnout and the steps to prevent it are paramount in ensuring your own health so that you can better care for the health and wellness of your loved one. If you are a family caregiver who needs respite, Lincoln Home Care Assistance can help. Call and speak with a care manager about our hourly respite care today.

The Signs of Burnout

– Feeling pessimistic and dissatisfied

– Decreased energy or emotional exhaustion

– Withdrawing from friends or social interactions

– Loss of interest in work or enjoyable activities

– Increased use of alcohol or medication to relax

– Becoming impatient, irritable, or argumentative

– Lowered resistance to illness

Read More at http://www.homecareassistance.com/caregiver-burnout/

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