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Self-Care for Caregivers

Being a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s not uncommon to feel lonely or frustrated with everyone around you, from the care recipient to the doctors. That’s why taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. Here are a few things you can do to care for yourself:

  • Stay physically active. Try doing yoga or going for a walk.
  • Eat healthy foods. Nutritious food can help keep you healthy and give you energy.
  • Join a caregiver support group online or in person. Meeting other caregivers will give you a chance to share stories and ideas.

Find more ways you can care for yourself as a caregiver.

Published by Chrishun Brown

Communications Manager for the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

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