Poll: What’s Caregiving’s Worst Side Effect?

It would be wonderful if caregiving came wrapped with a label, like the one the pharmacist attaches to all medications, listing all its possible side effects:

  • Caregiving can cause weight gain.
  • Caregiving can make friends and family disappear.
  • Caregiving can interfere with your ability to enjoy down time.

So, in this week’s poll, I’d love to know: What’s the worst side effect of caregiving? Please vote (you can choose as many options as you’d like) and share any additional thoughts in our comments section.


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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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