Family members and caregivers play an important role in the evaluation, treatment and long term care planning for the patient. In respect to this we aim to guide these individuals to the appropriate services as quickly and seamlessly as possible. We recognize that during these times we may face many difficulties and stress. Therefore we hope to reduce this stress by providing comprehensive resources to support groups, and other treatment services for the caregiver or patient. Please contact us for additional information and guidance.

10 Signs of Caregiver Stress

Denial about the disease and its effect on the person who has been diagnosed. “I know Mom is going to get better.”

Anger at the person with Alzheimer’s or frustration that he or she can’t do the things they used to be able to do. “He knows how to get dressed — he’s just being stubborn. “

Social withdrawal from friends and activities that used to make you feel good. “I don’t care about visiting with the neighbors anymore.”

Anxiety about the future and facing another day. “What happens when he needs more care than I can provide?”

Depression that breaks your spirit and affects your ability to cope.  “I just don't care anymore.”

Exhaustion that makes it nearly impossible to complete necessary daily tasks. “I'm too tired for this.”

Sleeplessness caused by a never-ending list of concerns. “What if she wanders out of the house or falls and hurts herself?”

Irritability that leads to moodiness and triggers negative responses and actions. “Leave me alone!”

Health problems that begin to take a mental and physical toll. “I can't remember the last time I felt good.”

Lack of concentration that makes it difficult to perform familiar tasks. “I was so busy, I forgot my appointment.”

Health problems that begin to take a mental and physical toll. “I can't remember the last time I felt good.”