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• Choose to take charge of your life. Don’t let your loved one’s illness or disability always take center stage.
• Remember that you deserve quality time just for yourself.
• Watch out for signs of depression and don’t delay in getting professional help if and when you need it.
• Educate yourself about your loved one’s condition.
• When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things they can do to help.
• Trust your instincts. Most of the time you will be right.
• There’s a difference between caring and doing. Be open to technologies that can help promote your loved one’s independence.
• Grieve for your losses, then allow yourself to dream new dreams.
• Stand up for your rights as a caregiver and citizen.
• Seek support from other caregivers. There is strength in knowing you are not alone.
From The National Family Caregiver Association
 

 

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