Caregiving can be stressful and time-consuming. Many caregivers report that feelings of guilt are common. These guilty feelings may stem from not spending more time with their loved one, from occasionally losing their patience, or from admitting their loved one to a nursing home. A caregiver may also feel guilty simply for having negative emotions about their responsibilities. These feelings are normal and a common course of stress. The brief video below provides tips on how to take care of yourself as a caregiver when feeling guilty or overwhelmed.
Source: Alzheimer's Los Angeles, "Caregiver Tips Video 6: Guilt." https://www.alzheimersla.org/caregiver-tips-video-06-guilt/