Taking care of an elderly loved one can be an emotional roller coaster ride of highs and lows depending upon the day. Negative emotions that family caregivers oftentimes experience include anger, resentment, guilt, anxiety and frustration. As an informal caregiver, staying positive can help you get through those challenging and stressful times when nothing seems to be going right.
COVID-19 has brought cabin fever into the mainstream. Even inhabitants of temperate regions must now contend with home confinement and social isolation. But unlike their northern compatriots, they’re less likely to have existing coping mechanisms. Therein lies the problem. Here are ways everybody can handle anxiety and feelings of negativity during the COVID-19 pandemic.