Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do for the person you are caring for. As the saying goes, “You cannot pour from an empty cup.” All too often, caregivers find themselves in poor health, overwhelmed, and physically and emotionally exhausted. There’s no better time than the present to start taking care of yourself so here's some advice and tips on how to improve your own well being.
Our support group has been a source of comfort, education, escape, connection and purpose. After the passing of her husband, one of the members speculated that she didn't know who she was anymore. "I'm not a caregiver, an advocate or a wife. I've lost my identity. Where do I go to find me again at this stage of life?"
This month, we celebrated the Super Bowl and saw a lovely commercial from Google about memory loss. But there is a trend being carefully examined that puts the NFL in the hot seat. It is responsible for over 200 cases reported in tackle football affecting many retired NFL players, including Aaron Hernandez and San Diego’s own Junior Seau.