Guilt is a common feeling in the landscape of caregiving. Guilt can propel you to be the best you can be…or it can immobilize you. For caregivers, painful feelings — such as guilt, sadness and anger — are like any other pain. It’s your body’s way of saying, “Pay attention.” Just as the pain of a burned finger pulls your hand from the stove, so, too, guilt guides your actions and compromises your health.
-by Nicole Bruno, Community Educator
Listen to Cheryl Theriault, GCM, president of Aging Family Services, talk about caregiver guilt.