Caring for a loved one with dementia is a unique commitment. Many people are willing to make this commitment for a family member that they love. Sometimes, people find themselves challenged as caregivers, especially when the reality of being a caregiver does not line up with what they thought caregiving would be like. Caregivers are at risk for caregiver burnout when they become physically and mentally exhausted from their caregiving responsibilities. Examining your expectations about being a caregiver and setting goals are ways to reduce caregiving stress and avoid caregiver burnout.
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