|Alzheimer's Caregivers: Take Care of You|
Are you looking after someone who has Alzheimer's? If so, the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) reminds you that the best thing you can do for that person is to take care of yourself. If your physical, mental, and emotional reserves become depleted, the quality of the care you can give diminishes.
There are various simple things you can do to help maintain balance in your life, relieve the stress, and keep things in perspective. For example, find someone you can tell your experiences to regularly. Releasing your thoughts and feelings in this way will help keep you from feeling isolated and is good for your emotional health. Here are some other suggestions to help you stay healthy and do your best.
- Accept help from others.
- Eat nutritious and balanced meals.
- Exercise regularly.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Get screened for stress and depression.
- See your physician regularly.