miércoles, 12 de julio de 2017

3 health tips for Alzheimer’s caregivers

e-Update from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging at N I H

When you are caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to make your own health a priority. Staying physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy will make you a better caregiver. Here are 3 tips on how to care for yourself while caring for others:
  • Ask for help. Being able to take regular breaks from caregiving will help reduce stress and burnout.
  • Get regular exercise. Find activities you enjoy and you’ll be more likely to stick with them. You don’t have to do it alone—partner up with your loved one for short walks or dancing.
  • Eat healthy foods. Make sure to choose a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
Read the full tip sheet Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips: Caring for Yourself on the ADEAR website and visit our Alzheimer’s caregiving page for more resources.

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