Taking care of a loved one does not mean you, as a caregiver, have to take full care responsibilities upon yourself. All family members can play a role in lending a helping hand in various forms, such as running errands or buying the groceries. It is important to open up and speak to them so they can support you and your loved one.
Family dynamics are patterns and interactions among family members, relatives, their roles and relationships. While each family is different and has unique set of dynamics, it can affect our thoughts, ways of behaving and interacting with one another.
A healthy family dynamics include factors such as support, love and care for other family members, providing a sense of security and belonging, having an open communication, making each person within the family feel important, valued and respected.
Within the family, there are different roles and functions of each member due to individual choices and personalities. As a caregiver, you may want to create a familial support team; it can be between family members, or a mix with other relatives and friends. This can reduce caregiver stress and prevent burnout.
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