Session 2 - Common Changes to Expect
Part 4 - What are possible physical, mental and spiritual health changes?
These are changes in physical and mental health that you may experience as a care partner.
- Loss/increase of weight and/or appetite
- Feeling confused
- Mood swings
- Stopping work or volunteering activities
Examples from others who have experienced these changes:
“I get very frustrated. I am not a violent man, but sometimes I feel like smashing things.”
“My outlook seems futile. I have had so many relapses and then healthy bouts that it gets discouraging.”
“I get worn out, isolated, somewhat depressed, and sometimes desperate to take a break from the responsibility.”
“With breaks, having exercise classes (kick boxing boot camp and yoga). I was able to channel my frustrations, focus on just me, making me feel better physically and mentally.”
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