Unsurprisingly, caregivers are at increased risk for a host of health problems: depression, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, diabetes, back pain, weakened immunity, even cancer. They seldom have time or energy to focus on their own well-being. If they’re able to take a break, they may struggle with guilt. And 21 percent say they feel alone, even if they live with the person they’re caring for—though social distancing during the pandemic may have boosted that figure even higher
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