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Alzheimer's Caregivers: Mastering Change

Posted by on 9/7/2012 to Wellness for Caregivers
These are tips shared by Leeza Gibbons, whose grandmother and mother died of Alzheimer's disease. I have had the great fortune to meet Leeza and find her words to be mottos that can uplift caregivers as they are forced to make changes.

A Motto for Alzheimer's Caregivers

"Breathe" - like they say on airplanes, take YOUR oxygen first. Caregivers need to care for themselves, before they can care for others. Even a 10 minute break can make a big difference.

"Believe" - you are strong; you can do it. Gain strength from others who walk this road now or have in the past. Talk to others, find a support group, acknowledge the good you do each day.

"Receive" - sometimes, you need to accept help when it is offered. Or even ask for it cold - most people are more than happy to help, when they know how they can help.

Read the full article from Leeza

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