Did you know that Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is also National Caregiver’s Month? When an Alzheimer’s diagnosis impacts a loved one, friends and family are often called upon to help care for the patient.
Caregiving is a tough job and requires fundamental changes in the relationships between the patient and their caregiver. Unfortunately, caregiving is also often a thankless and stressful job.
We here at the Alzheimer’s Site want to remind caregivers that you are not forgotten and your efforts ARE appreciated! Throughout the month of November, we are giving out one tip daily to help care for yourself too! We hope you take these tips to heart… being a great caregiver for the Alzheimer’s patient in your life is also about making sure you take care of yourself!
1. Take a bath
With bubbles, perhaps? Or scented epsom salts?
2. Relax and watch a movie
Take some time for yourself and catch that latest flick you’ve been dying to see.
3. Bring nature inside
Plants can really brighten up your home!Whizzco