Daily Archives: January 1, 2018

Self-care is Vital to Caregivers, Too

Caregivers are used to giving care, not getting it. So that can make it extra difficult to make time for yourself. You put all of yourself into taking care of others. While noble, it’s also bad for you.

If you’re a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, you’re at a much greater risk for developing depression than the average person, studies show, which means that self-care — physical and mental — is extremely important.

Reevaluate your commitment to your own health so that you can be ready to take care of others, too. There are 15 million people in the United States who care for a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Caregiver Action Network. The work you do as family caregiver is very important, but it takes a strong person to do it. And …

 
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