Caring for a family member or friend is stressful.
We believe caregiving stress is an epidemic in our communities. To raise awareness of caregiving stress and to better help you, please rate your stress and indicate the source(s) of your stress in our simple caregiving stress survey.
We so appreciate your sharing about your experiences in our survey. The experiences you share through our surveys helps our training program participants better understand the needs and stresses of family caregivers and former family caregivers. Because you share your realities, our training program participants are better equipped to provide realistic and necessary solutions to improve the caregiving experience.
You can take our caregiving stress survey as often as you’d like. And, please share this page across your social networks — we want as many as possible to take our survey. The more data, the more we can lobby effectively for better help and resources for you. We’ve collected data from more than 1,200 family caregivers since we launched our survey in late 2015.
According to HelpGuide.org, you may be stressed if you experience any of these symptoms:
Inability to concentrate
Seeing only the negative
Anxious or racing thoughts
Irritability or short temper
Agitation, inability to relax
Sense of loneliness and isolation
Depression or general unhappiness
Diarrhea or constipation
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
Loss of sex drive
Frequent coldsEating more or less
Sleeping too much or too little
Isolating yourself from others
Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)
Please connect with us through our various events to receive our support.