Caregiver Confessions with Leeza Gibbons

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TV and radio personality Leeza Gibbons knows firsthand the dark, lonely, and stressful emotions that can be triggered by caring for a frail or sick loved one. While caring for her late mother, who had Alzheimer's disease, she conceived the Leeza's Place support centers for caregivers -- sanity-saving sources of respite, education, and, especially, company. "Nobody's a natural-born Mother Teresa or Florence Nightingale all the time," she says. "I know I wasn't." In this Caring.com special, Leeza reveals 12 common "caregiver confessions," along with her uplifting practical advice. "You are not alone," she says.

Caregiver Confessions: Introduction

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When You're Feeling Guilt

When You Don't Feel Appreciated

When You're Sleeping Poorly

When You're in Over Your Head


When You Lose Your Temper

Family Is Being Torn Apart

When You're Just Not Eating Right

When You Rarely See Friends

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When You Resent Being a Caregiver

When No One Will Help


Feeling Anticipatory Grief

After Caregiving Ends