Taking care of yourself — physically and mentally — is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This new year, make yourself a priority and take actions to relieve caregiver stress. Here are some ways you can take care of yourself:
- Ask family members or friends for help when you need it.
- Join a caregiving support group.
- Take breaks each day.
- Eat healthy foods.
- Keep up with your hobbies and interests.
Find more tips to care for yourself as you care for someone with Alzheimer’s on NIA’s website.