When providing care for loved ones with progressive diseases such as Alzheimer’s, caregivers are faced with important decisions that can lead to feelings of frustration, helplessness, depression, and anxiety. While it is normal to experience occasional stress associated with supervising a loved one, stress can become so overwhelming that the health of the caregiver becomes compromised. Persistent worry can lead caregivers to experience feelings of panic, fear, uneasiness, shortness of breath, dry mouth, disrupted concentration, nausea, muscle tension, and dizziness. When these symptoms of anxiety arise, it is time for caregivers to seek counseling for themselves. If these symptoms are determined to be caused by “situational anxiety,” fixing the situation may help resolve the anxiety symptoms.
Are you exhausted and stressed from care giving, whether it’s for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or for a newborn? You deserve help. We can give you the tools you need to reduce your anxiety. With years of experience, our compassionate counselors will provide the assistance that you need to get healthy again. In addition, we can help if you’re dealing with depression, grief, or stress. Call one of our offices for an appointment today or take our free on line assessment on this website.
P.S. Situational anxiety is caused by new situations or changing events