What is Caregiver Stress Syndrome?
Caregiver stress syndrome is a state of complete emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that usually results from a caregiver focusing so much on a person’s needs in their care that they neglect their own needs and wellbeing.
A role of a caregiver involves various duties and responsibilities, from health care and assistance with personal care to emotional support and home organization, which can be overwhelming.
In addition, caring for a loved one with dementia can be emotionally, physically, and mentally challenging as dementia patients experience a progressive brain disorder that obstructs cognitive abilities and causes personality changes and behavior problems.
Stress from everyday caregiving duties can become overwhelming, causing caregiver burnout – a condition of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion.