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What is caregiver burnout?

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Caring for someone long term can lead to physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It can be harder to stay caring and engaged. Burnout can happen when you don’t have the help you need, or the job is too big for you. That can leave you tired, stressed, anxious, or depressed. You also may feel guilty for taking any time for yourself.

From: Recognizing Caregiver Burnout WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 1, 2018

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 1, 2018

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