According to the Mayo Clinic, the three (3) signs of caregiver stress are:
Getting easily irritable
Depression/ difficulty in concentration
Explanations of each type are included below:
Poor sleep. This is a strong indicator of stress among a large number of caregivers. Ideally, your caregiver should get at least six hours of nighttime sleep each day. If your caregiver shows exhaustion around their eyes or looks a little bit tired as they undertake their duties, it could be a sign of stress.
Getting easily irritable. Stressed caregivers tend to be more irritable. Caregivers offer one of the most demanding services for patient s, and the emotional and physical stress on their position can easily take a toll on them. Notably, anger provides them with a natural way to release stress.
Depression/ difficulty in concentration. Stress also has myriads of emotional side effects, including depression and difficulty concentrating. Signs of stress-related depression include lack of interest and excitement for their daily duties and lack of attention to detail.
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