Here Are Four Tips for Taking Care of Caregivers

 

While few of us choose to become caregivers, many of us are faced with the task if a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease. The transition is a strange time for everyone involved, as the nature of the relationship changes for both the caregiver and patient. However, it is all too easy as a caregiver to focus all of your attention on your loved one and begin to neglect your own health. This can cause a host of problems from negative and resentful feelings towards your loved one to serious health issues for you. Based on tips from the American Lung Association, we’ve put together a short list to help you better look after yourself so that you’re physically and emotionally up for the task. MORE: Seven interesting facts about ALS Ask for Help Rally around friends, family and neighbors for help, even if it’s something simple like running errands or sitting with your loved one for an hour while you buy groceries. Don’t be too proud to ask or accept any offers of help from others. Look into local volunteer groups near you who may be able to help or if necessary, pay professionals to do some of the chores… Full story here…

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