While I realized that caregiving could be a burden, I never realized just how many people in the US were caring for a dependent relative. While not specific to Down syndrome, a two part series in the New York Times discusses the challenges facing caregivers and offers some practical tips to help caregivers avoid burnout.
While many people would acknowledge the wisdom of these words, I wonder how may caregivers actually follow-through on these tips? I think that when you are overwhelmed, it can be very difficult to carve out the time to take care of yourself.
Is there anything that you do that you feel helps you avoid burnout?