As a caregiver, one must remember to take of yourself because if something happens to you, what will happen to your loved one you care for? Caregiving a loved one with Huntington’s disease is unique. Caregivers-Guide-to-Huntington’s Disease
Here are the first 5.
6-10 will be on my December 6th blog.
1. Eat well-balanced meals
And do so on a regular schedule. Take a daily multivitamin. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day.
2. Exercise every day
Move your body daily, even if it’s simply 15 minutes of stretching, yoga, calisthenics or walking. Use the stairs to keep your circulation going.
3. Get outdoors
Fresh air renews the body and spirit — even if you only have time for a brief outing. When possible, open a window.
4. Get your zzz’s
Strive for a minimum of seven to eight hours of consecutive sleep in a 24-hour period. Nap when your loved one naps.
5. Treat yourself
That is, get treatments for your own aches and pains before they turn into something more serious.
Caregiver support groups can be found on Facebook. Here’s two to check out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103001490399094/
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