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Emotional Aspects of Caregiving (1 of 4)

Home Instead interviewed over a thousand family caregivers across North America to better understand how caregivers are coping.

We learned that individuals caring for a senior parent or other older family member experience a wide range of emotions on their family care giving journey. Many of us believe that feelings such as love and tenderness are good and then anger, frustration or resentment are bad or somehow wrong.

This can complicate things, because we may feel guilty about the emotions we think we shouldn't feel. But really are no good or bad emotions, there are just emotions. Sadly, many family caregivers struggle with difficult emotions and end up repressing those feelings.

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Thoughts and stories from others
  1. August 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Posted by Norma Sherwood

    Hello Mary Alexander I listened to your video on the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving. Very invaluable tips to add to my knowledge. Thank you. Norma Sherwood


  2. August 22, 2013 at 11:07 am | Posted by Loretta Graham

    Hello, I watched the video & there were two women speaking at the same time. Loretta Graham


  3. August 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Posted by catherine

    i like the stories for me its an additional knowledge for me.., i hope someday i will hire in home care aid. but now i will wait for some call for employee. God bless you...


  4. August 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Posted by mebrat beyan mehari

    i like this vidio it is realy .i do care giver for many time so one person different to other but it gives me more in my life.


  5. September 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Posted by Sally Robbins

    I feel very lonely because my husband does not speck to me.


  6. August 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Posted by Jean Bouse

    I would like to vote for Wilda for Caregiver of the Year


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