10 Tips for Caregivers

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  1. Seek support from other caregivers.  You are not alone!
  2. Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
  3. Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
  4. Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
  5. Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
  6. Watch out for signs of depression and don’t delay in getting professional help when you need it.
  7. Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
  8. Organize medical information so it’s up to date and easy to find.
  9. Make sure legal documents are in order.
  10. Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!
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Thanks for visiting my Parkinson’s activity blog. I like to encourage people with Parkinson’s to stay active as a way to mitigate the debilitating nature of the disease. Staying active helps one fight depression and maintain a positive attitude. This is a place where Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers can share their experiences with others. I like pictures so post a photo of yourself engaging in your favorite activities here.