[Posted: Thu 08/11/2012 by Deborah Condon www.irishhealth.com]
Many carers in Ireland are stressed, exhausted and isolated and have health problems themselves, a new survey has found.
Some 121 carers took part in the online survey. Most were aged between 31 and 60 and the majority of people being cared for were either over 60 or under 18.
Among the carers, almost three in four said that they were more stressed now compared to one year ago. However, almost half said that they were too embarrassed to tell anyone they were stressed. (more…)