Dec 27, 2012

Caregiving Tips and Resources

"You have to take care of yourself so that you can be the best caretaker you can be." Health Monitor

The Health Monitor recommends being selfish by taking good care of ourselves, leaning on others who will help with the caregiving, and accessing online resources -- like this blog and the official websites for Lewy Bodies Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.  Taking care of oneself is difficult, especially if you are a 24/7 caregiver; but even if you are not full time, there are many, many demands on the caregiver.  Just the doctor appointments and medication monitoring take many hours, not to count the other tasks we do.  Especially in this season with colds and flu seemingly everywhere, it pays to take care of ourselves.  One simple way I take care of myself is by carrying hand sanitizer everywhere I go, using it often, trying not to touch surfaces that many people touch, and not touching my hands to my mouth, face or eyes -- the most common entries for germs to the body.  What is a simple way you take care of yourself? 

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