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Being a caregiver for a loved one can be emotionally fraught. Sole caregivers often don’t have the time to step away and take care of themselves and may become stressed because of the never-ending cycle of their days. Some other negative emotions that caregivers may feel are:
If you are a friend or relative of someone who is a caregiver, you may wonder how you can provide emotional support. Here are a few ideas that may be beneficial for your loved one:
These are some ways that you can provide emotional support for caregivers in your life. If you are concerned that they may need additional help, suggest that they talk to a professional or join a caregiver support group.
Let them know that they are not alone and that you are there to help them get through this difficult time.