November is also National Family Caregivers Month, and this year’s theme is all about RESPITE and taking care of yourself as a caregiver.
R is for rest and relaxation. Relaxing sometimes is the best way to stay fresh as a caregiver.
E is for energize. You need to re-energize and lower your stress so you’re a good caregiver.
S is for sleep. Caregivers often have sleep problems. Try these tips or talk to your doctor.
P is for programs that can help you as a caregiver. Find programs near you.
I is for imagination. Let your mind loose with activities like movies and books that let you take a mental break.
T is for take 5, or 10. Little breaks that help you beat stress will also help you be a better caregiver when you are there.
E is for exhale. Simple breathing exercises can help you calm down and refocus in no time.