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Twenty Ways To Care for Caregivers

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Twenty of the best tips and ideas collected from Caregivers and care managers of the Medicare Alzheimer's Project in Broward and Dade Counties, Florida.

  • Laugh about something everyday 

  • Take care of yourself physically. 

  • Eat a well-balanced diet. 

  • Talk with someone every day. 

  • Let family and friends help. Give them printed material on memory disorders so they can better understand your relative. Give them a chance. 

  • Give yourself permission to have a good cry. Tears aren't a weakness, they reduce tension.

  • Exercise. A brisk walk counts. 

  • Get adequate rest. 

  • Try a bowl of Cheerios and milk before bed to promote sleep. 

  • Avoid noisy and/or tension-filled movies at night. The late news itself can add to stress. Skip it.

  • Reduce daily caffeine intake. 

 

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