Who cares for the caregiver?

April is designated as National Stress Awareness Month.

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Caregivers make sure their loved ones are comfortable and supported, but who cares for the caregivers?

National surveys show caregivers suffer from an inordinate amount of stress, which can lead to physical and emotional health problems.

Dr. Michael Romain, an internist with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic, recently spoke on KXAN to put the spotlight on caregiver stress.

He talked about stress, what makes caregivers susceptible to stress, the long-term health implications of caregiver stress and techniques that can help caregivers deal with stress.

Watch the interview here: