Sep 23, 2011


"The ability to bounce back from adversity is greatly aided by being fit and healthy." Health Letter, Mayo Clinic.

Being a caregiver for someone with dementia certainly qualifies as an adversity, and it is critical that we who are caregivers take good care of ourselves.  The above quoted newsletter suggests several ways to enhance our resiliency:  Physical activity and a healthy diet, managing stress, cultivating healthy social connections, having something to look forward to, practicing optimism, and cultivating spirituality.  We will deal with these subjects more in depth tomorrow. 

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