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 carers. As a result, carers can find themselves feeling emotionally and physically depleted.
This section will help you recognise the importance of looking after yourself. You'll learn about 10 common problems faced by carers, how to recognise them and 10 effective ways to help you cope with these emotional, psychological and physical problems – so you can lead a fuller, more balanced life.
- 10 common problems faced by carers
Familiarise yourself with some common emotional and physical problems.
- 10 coping strategies
Adopt these strategies to help you cope with the emotional and physical problems arising from caring.
- Caring for yourself - Healthy living strategies
Look at ways to better take care of yourself.