Caring for the Caregiver
Welcome to the November Edition of the Parkinson's Wellness Center
Dear Wellness Member,
It is no coincidence that Thanksgiving and National Caregiver’s month occur in the same month. We are thankful for the help, support and guidance that they bring. Parkinson’s affects the whole family and we sometimes forget about the health and wellbeing of the caregiver. As a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed or stress at any stage of Parkinson’s. Your health and mood may be at risk.
We are all caregivers, carepartners or need a caregiver some time in our life in our life. Therefore this edition, Caring for the Caregiver, is for all of us.
● Be Prepared. Print these documents to organize you and your family’s medical information and be prepared for medical and hospital visits.
● Top Tips for Caregivers. Social worker Carin Mack and activist Lonnie Ali are both tireless supporters of caregiver wellbeing. This article shares some of what they have to say about caregiving and caregiver health.
● Simplify. Sometimes less is more.
● Nutrition for Energy and Stress. You may supervise meals, do the cooking yourself or eat on the fly. These healthy tips are designed to improve energy and enhance your immune system.
● Take time for yourself
o Journaling. A simple way to process your feelings.
o Take a Moment to Relax
Join us next month as we prepare for the holiday season with the series, Home for the Holidays.