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Self-Care for the Caregiver

SELF-CARE PRACTICES TO AVOID CAREGIVER'S BURNOUT “Mind. Body. Soul. These are the three things self-care is all about.” -  Kathy Sledge, American singer-songwriter (Sister Sledge) We live in a world where the demands on society have progressively increased.  People have busier schedules which often result in the needs of caregivers going unnoticed or unmet by the most well intentioned of us.  Community and government resources, as well as offers of help from family and friends, are limited so caregivers are still suffering from immense strain, duress and loneliness. Self-care for the caregiver is an essential practice and not just a theory or a ‘wellness phase’.  Caregiver’s burnout is a very real and serious condition which can lead to distractions, loneliness, depression, anxiety, stress, high blood pressure and poor nutrition.  These ailments are very debilitating by and of themselves but they can also be precursors to accidents, stroke, heart attack, cancer and death. To unde