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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

Being a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia is an important role and some days can be better than others. Having a plan to not only care for your loved one, but care for yourself is important.

10 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

  • Connect with a caregiver support network

  • Have a schedule and routine for both you and your loved one

  • Track stress levels

  • Set realistic expectations for the day

  • Daily journaling

  • Meal prep

  • Exercise

  • Make a care plan for each stage of Alzheimer's Disease

  • Seek out caregiver training and resources in your area

  • Seek professional help from a therapist

Note: The VirtuALZ blog (FYI) is strictly a news and information website about Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and life over 60. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The VirtuALZ Blog (FYI) is intended to spark discussion about issues pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease.


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