There are both physical and emotional tolls that affect someone when they becomes the primary caregiver during a loved ones decline. Emotionally, there are many phases of grief one may go through from feeling depressed, to mourning the loss of the person they once knew, to losing their own social outlets while caring for a loved one. Physically, there are challenges both husbands and wives face when trying to care for their partner, which may present the opportunity to hire help from a caregiver or an able bodied family member. This article from Family Caregiver Alliance provides about tips for keeping in touch with your networks and support systems, finding social and mental outlets for yourself and ways to think of solutions to help while caring for someone you love.
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