We get so busy managing day to day needs for our loved ones, we may not even recognize our own stress level or that we are burned out. By performing a self-assessment at regular intervals to identify your risk factors and shed light on your needs, you can:
Become more self-aware.
Measure your reactions to various aspects of caregiving.
Acknowledge and validate your role, experiences, and feelings.
You may even want to share the results of your self-assessment with family, friends, or others close to you so they can better understand the scope of caregiving (emotional, physical, fiscal, social) and the impact it is currently having on you. This might lead them to become more engaged in caring for the person with Parkinson’s or support you in other ways.
You can download the Self-Assessment at the below link.