Caregivers are at risk for stress and burn-out. As you know, caring for a person with advanced dementia is very demanding. Reducing stress and preventing burn-out are important. The Pathways team is available to provide support, education, counseling, and resources to help.
Care for Yourself
- Taking care of yourself makes you better able to care for someone else.
- Be sure you get enough rest, eat properly, get exercise, receive regular medical care, and seek out social support from family and friends.
- Respite is an essential tool for maintaining self care. Respite means periodic rest breaks for the caregiver. Respite may be for an hour, a day, a week — whatever you need. Sometimes other paid caregivers, volunteers, family members, friends, or neighbors can provide respite.