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Caring for Caregivers





Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease can be overwhelming. Each day brings new challenges as you learn how best to support their changing abilities and new behaviours. Trying to do so while still finding time to focus on your own health and happiness as well is particularly challenging for most caregivers. As a result, caregivers can find themselves feeling emotionally and physically depleted.

Don't Lose Yourself

Sandra thought her mom was just getting annoying. But then her mother was diagnosed as being in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. When her mother started losing the ability to read and crotchet, she assumed it was her eyes. Of course, looking back all changes make sense. The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease was a major trigger for Sandra to get her mother the help she needed, but also the help she herself needed.

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This section will help you recognize the importance of looking after yourself. You'll learn to spot the signs of your own stress as well as read about effective ways to deal with it – so you can lead a fuller, more balanced life.

Learn to spot the signs of stress in yourself  


Signs of stress  

Familiarize yourself with some common signs.


10 ways to deal with stress 

Develop strategies for coping with your stress.


Caring for yourself – Healthy Living Strategies 

Look at ways to better take care of yourself.