The Emotional Toll of Caregiving: Navigating Anger, Sadness, and Frustration

On November 9, 2023, Catherine Pearson’s article entitled The Quiet Rage of Caregivers was published in the New York Times. This timely article shared the stories of several families facing anger and rage over the many losses associated with caring for an aging loved one. Being a caregiver is an act of love and dedication, but it’s not without its emotional toll.

Stuck in the Middle

The sandwich generation are facing unique challenges and considerable stress, caught in the middle of caring for young children and aging parents. These responsibilities can have a gross impact on the mental and physical health of these caregivers, and many struggle to stay balanced.

Burn Out

Caregiver burnout can manifest in many different ways. The emotional and physical demands that accompany caregiving can strain even the strongest person, and it’s important to take advantage of the tools available to help when providing care for your aging loved ones.

The Stress of Advanced Alzheimer’s Caregiving

As we age, we experience an increasing number of major life changes and transitions, including changes accompanied with Alzheimer’s and other aging related illnesses. Handling these changes can be difficult, and if you are unsure of where to start or are struggling with decisions, a professional care manager can help find options for you and your loved ones.