AUGUST 6 2021
"𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗩𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹."
Being a caregiver for an individual with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia is challenging and demanding. Although self-care and asking for help are both problematic due to feelings of guilt and failure, they are vital for you and your loved one.
Self-care includes a healthy diet, exercise, ample sleep, leisure time, and lots of support. To get respite from your overwhelming caregiving duties, reach out to family, friends, home health agencies, and adult daycares. A great avenue of support is a caregiver’s group in which you can share with peers who understand your struggles. Second Family MCC facilitates a caregiver support group on the third Tuesday of every month from 1-2PM at our Wilkes-Barre facility. Contact us for more information at 570-285-4320.
The Alzheimer’s Association also has a confidential Helpline 24/7, 365 days a year staffed by specialists and master’s-level clinicians. Call toll-free any time day or night at 1-800-272-3900.
"𝑆𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓𝑖𝑠ℎ. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑦 𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑙"
~ 𝐸𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑟 𝐵𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑛
As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns. I am here to help!