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How do you keep your anxiety from getting out of control while being a caregiver? What advice do you have for self-care and staying calm? I am currently a caregiver for my mother who is disabled and has limited mobility. Her pain puts her in a bad mood and she is often frustrated/cranky and verbally takes things out on me which makes my stress go up. She also comes close to falling a lot and I'm in constant anxiety of her having a bad fall. She is really demanding and it takes a toll on me mentally. We do get some help from a nurse a couple times a week and it helps take away the stress from certain tasks but I still experience a lot of anxiety because of my overall situation. Advice on coping with all this?

    • Chesbro99

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      Keep the fact that the problem isn't you, in your head. The problem is the illness that is causing the pain. Maybe talk to her about working together to cope with the illness rather than taking it out on you? Hope that makes sense

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Some caregivers manage stress by finding comfort in their faith, talking to friends, and engaging in leisure activities like watching TV or movies. Others focus on the person they're taking care of and take things one step at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Some also pray for guidance and give a lot of love to the person they're caring for. It's also suggested that you could consider getting additional help, such as a part-time nurse, to alleviate some of the burden.

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