Asking for help, taking advantage of adult daycare services and other tips you can use to help you take a break from your caregiving role and recharge yourself.
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Great Ways to Take a Break from Your Constant Caregiving Role Hi, I'm Dorian Martin and I'm an advocate for Alzheimer’s. Today I’d like to visit with you about how you can take care of yourself while caregiving for others. One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to ask for help from your friends and family members. But let them take care of your loved one so you can take time for yourself. Adult day care is a safe environment for your loved one so you can take care of yourself. Use that time to see friends, exercise, or pursue a hobby. Keeping a journal can really be beneficial to you. A journal allows you to stop and think through your caregiving experience as well as what's going on in your life. And that’s how I see this as an Alzheimer’s advocate. I encourage you to check out your local services and if you want additional information please Google the words caregiver coping strategies.
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