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Make Caring for Yourself a Priority in the New Year

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.

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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