Self-Care Tip Series

In honor of National Caregiver’s Day (this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017), we’re spotlighting caregivers this week! Learn all about our self-care tips for your caregiver needs.
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Self-care Tip: Join a Support Group

In a study that focused on caregivers for individuals with an FASD, 89% of participants reported that they would like more support to help them in their role as a caregiver (Bobbitt et al., 2016). Read more…
 
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Self-care Tip: Set Personal Health Goals

Long-term stress caused by caregiving can cause serious health problems, such as depression, weakened immune system, and increased risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Read more…
 
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Self-care Tip: Accept Help from Others

It’s not always easy to ask for or accept help, but receiving assistance can significantly reduce caregiver stress. Read more…
 
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Self-care Tip: Don’t Try to be Perfect

We all want to do the best we can for the people that we love and care for, but it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a “perfect” caregiver. Read more…
 
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Self-care Tip: Watch for Symptoms of Stress

Caregiving can be incredibly rewarding, but it also can cause emotional and physical stress. Read more…

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