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Hidden Caregiver Emotions

Many family caregivers have experienced the roller coaster of emotions that symbolize the caregiving journey. Caregivers may feel loved, appreciated, blessed and satisfied. But other emotions may not be so positive. Those can include frustration, anxiety, anger and being overwhelmed.

Research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network has revealed that caregivers who hide or repress feelings that are associated with their role as caregivers are the ones most likely to experience deep negative emotions. They also may be suffering detrimental health changes as a result of their caregiving responsibilities. Resources featured here can help family caregivers learn how to deal with the stress of caregiving and balance the varied emotions that so many family caregivers struggle to understand.

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