Eliminate Caregiving Mixed Emotions

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Caregiving expert Dr. Amy D’Aprix says caregivers should try to avoid classifying emotions as good and bad. “Just recognizing it’s normal to feel many emotions when you’re a family caregiver helps take the power away from the emotion.”

Caring for a senior loved one can sometimes seem like a contradiction. Interestingly, research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network confirms the mixed emotions that characterize this important job. Hiding one’s feelings only complicates the issues, this research confirms.

Dr. D’Aprix advises family caregivers to reach out to others as a way to help deal with conflicting emotions. While the caregiver loves caring for her aging spouse or relative, the lack of any help or even a kindness extended her way has left the caregiver drained.

Nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of family caregivers who hide their feelings are overwhelmed, but that same percent of caregivers also feel loved. Or consider this: 64 percent feel anxious while these same caregivers feel satisfied.

Dr. D’Aprix shares more insight into the conflicting emotions of caregiving and provides tips for eliminating some of the anxiety of the job- Click here to read more. Or go to Processing the Mixed Emotions of Caregiving.

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