Taking care of another person can be stressful. Everyone has some stress, but too much can harm your health, relationships, and enjoyment of life. Caregiver stress can cause physical and emotional symptoms.
Caregiver overload happens when you don’t have time to do all that’s asked or expected of you. If you are overloaded, you may feel like no matter what you do it’s not enough, or like everything is on your shoulders. Caregiver overload can cause stress.