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Ways To Care for Caregivers /
Twenty of the best tips and ideas
collected from Caregivers and care managers of the
Medicare Alzheimer's Project in Broward and Dade
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
Avoid noisy and/or tension-filled movies at night. The
late news itself can add to stress. Skip it.
Reduce daily caffeine intake.