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People often have mixed emotions about caregiving.

Processing the Mixed Emotions of Caregiving

Nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of family caregivers who hide their feelings are overwhelmed, but that same percentage also feel loved.

Hidden emotions can take an emotional and physical toll on a caregiver.

Managing the Emotional Fallout of Caregiving

Caregivers who repress their feelings say that other areas of their lives have suffered including personal time, time with family and friends, hobbies, marriage and relationships, and career.

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Emotional Aspects of Caregiving (1 of 4)

Individuals caring for a senior parent or other older family member experience a wide range of emotions on their family care giving journey. But really are no good or bad emotions, there are just emotions.

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Emotional Ups & Downs of Family Caregiving: Emotional Aspects of Caregiving (2 of 4)

Dr. Amy D'Aprix, a care giving expert says that experiencing mixed emotions is normal. Caregiving is similar to other life events such as marriage and children that can also bring conflicting feelings.

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The Tolls of Buried Emotions: Emotional Aspects of Cargiving (3 of 4)

Many caregivers struggle with difficult emotions such as anger, resentment and frustration. Instead of finding outlets for these feelings, some family caregivers hide or bury these difficult emotions.

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Coping with Emotions: Emotional Aspects of Caregiving (4 of 4)

How you cope with caregiving emotions can have positive and negative effects in your life.

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