||According to the Alzheimer's Organization, the most frequent symptoms of caregiver stress are:
- Denial about the disease and its effect on the person diagnosed.
- Anger that people don't understand what's happening; anger at the person with Alzheimer's or anger that no cure exists.
- Social withdrawal from friends and activities that once brought pleasure.
- Anxiety about the future.
- Depression that begins to break one's spirit and affects one's ability to cope.
- Exhaustion that makes it nearly impossible to complete necessary daily tasks.
- Sleeplessness caused by a never-ending list of concerns.
- Irritability that leads to moodiness and triggers negative responses and actions.
- Lack of concentration that makes it difficult to perform familiar tasks.
- Health problems that begin to take a mental and physical toll.