10 tips for family caregivers

Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often.

  • Watch out for signs of depression, and don’t delay in getting professional help when you need it.

  • When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things that they can do.

  • Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition and how to communicate effectively with doctors.

  • There’s a difference between caring and doing. Be open to technologies and ideas that promote your loved one’s independence.

  • Trust your instincts. Most of the time they’ll lead you in the right direction.

  • Caregivers often do a lot of lifting, pushing, and pulling. Be good to your back.

  • Grieve for your losses, and then allow yourself to dream new dreams.

  • Seek support from other caregivers. There is great strength in knowing you are not alone.

  • Stand up for your rights as a caregiver and a citizen.

From the National Family Caregivers Association

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