Alzheimer's Caregiving

Frequently Asked Questions

22. How can caregivers make sure they take care of themselves?

Taking care of yourself — physically and mentally — is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. This could mean asking family members and friends to help out, doing things you enjoy, or getting help from a home health care service. Taking these actions can bring you some relief. It also may help keep you from getting ill or depressed.

Here are some ways you can take care of yourself.

For more information, see Getting Help with Caregiving.