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Tips on How to Reduce Caregiver Stress

Being a caregiver is a very stressful full-time job. Taking care of your loved one with dementia can, and will increase your stress level. There are many ways to reduce your stress levels as a caregiver. If you experience signs of stress on a regular basis, consult your primary physician. Ignoring your symptoms can cause your physical and mental health to decline.

Know what community resources are available

Contact the Alzheimer’s Association for a list of resources in your area

Get help and find support

Town Square offers monthly support groups

Use relaxation techniques

Breathing exercises

Get up and get moving

Physical activity can reduce stress and release positive endorphins

Find time for yourself

Taking a walk, reading a book, having lunch with a friend

Become an educated caregiver

Look into self-help books to help you navigate this tricky situation

Take care of yourself

Be sure you eat regularly, find time to rest, and exercise

Make legal and financial plans

Knowledge is power, understand and know your options.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can reduce caregiver stress!