11/13/2012 11:14 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Truth About Caregiver Burnout, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Taking care of an elderly loved one can be taxing, especially when you're with them every minute of every day. Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz spoke about caregiver burnout when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. Reach out to other family members and friends to ask for help, and if you must, hire someone to come in for a few hours. If you don't give yourself a break, you could become depressed, which is harmful to you and to the person you're caring for.

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