Time management is so important to a caregiver but how do you manage your time when you are caring 24/7? It seems there is never time to do things for me because my loved one needs my help.
Ten Tips for Family Caregivers:
1. Choose to take charge of your life, and don’t let your loved one’s illness or disability always take center stage.
2. Remember to be good to yourself. Love, honor and value yourself. You’re doing a very hard job and you deserve some quality time, just for you.
3. Watch out for signs of depression, and don’t delay in getting professional help when you need it.
4. When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things that they can do.
5. Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition. Information is empowering.
6. There’s a difference between caring and doing. Be open to technologies and ideas that promote your loved one’s independence.
7. Trust your instincts. Most of the time they’ll lead you in the right direction.
8. Grieve for your losses, and then allow yourself to dream new dreams.
9. Stand up for your rights as a caregiver and a citizen.
10. Seek support from other caregivers. There is great strength in knowing you are not alone.
Remember, in order to care for us, you need to take care of yourself.
Here is a link to Forget Me Not a group on Facebook Harry is spear heading for support for those dealing with Dementia and caregiving.
Here is the link if you would like to join our group Forget Me Not. Just request to be added and one of the administrators of the group will add you.
The next FREE Dementia Chats webinar
is Feb 26th, 2013
Here is talk with experts living with dementia to find out what it is really like and how we can do things differently to help those afflicted with the disease. Click on the link below to learn more.
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