I read this article and thought there were some key points that any caregiver should keep in mind. Here are the 6 points:
As a caregiver, recognize that you will ride an emotional roller-coaster.
Recognize that while there may be no cure for a loved one’s diagnosis, we each can choose our response to the situation.
Certainly educate yourself and your family members about the illness and prognosis. But recognize that each family member will process the situation differently and in their own time.
Ensure you build and maintain a circle of support for your loved one and for you.
Get enough sleep and find time to exercise.
Recognize you are on your own unique journey.
Being a caregiver is fulltime job and in order to take care of our loved one we need to take care of ourselves. If you are interested in reading the full article click here.
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