Originally published on the American Heart Association:
Caregiver burnout is caused by too much long-term stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and can’t meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role.
Your emotional and psychological health can affect your physical health. Many caregivers don’t take time to care for themselves. They begin to show signs of caregiver burnout.