Caregiver Stress Test

Take this Stress Test to discover the impact of stress due to caregiving on your body, your relationships and your emotions.

Stress Test

1. I don't always recognize the truth about what is happening to my loved one. That is, although he or she is deteriorating, I don't want to admit it.
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2. I feel angry at the person I am caring for and others. I am experiencing more and more rising frustration.
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3. I don't go out with or call friends like I used to. I don't participate in activities as I once did.
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4. I feel anxious and worried about what will happen. I am afraid I will not be able to manage.
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5. I feel sad and hopeless about my situation. I don't even care about myself anymore.
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6. I'm so tired I barely have enough energy to get through the day. Completing even the minimum of tasks feels overwhelming.
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7. It's been a while since I've had a good night's sleep. I often lie awake worrying and feeling anxious, or I experience nightmares or stressful dreams.
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8. Although I don't usually have mood swings, I cry at the slightest thing and /or am very irritable. I can have angry outbursts and my relationships are suffering.
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9. It is hard to concentrate. I forget appointments, can't focus or complete tasks.
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10. I've noticed a difference in my health; I easily breakdown with a cold or flu or I experience backaches or headaches or I've gained or lost a lot of weight lately.
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