Family Caregiver Tips: To Help you Find Balance In Your Life

Stay True to Yourself
Keep Your Friendships Thriving
Keep Your Body Moving
Keep the Brain Active

Learn About Alternate Resources to Aide in Caregiving
Consolidate Important Papers
Complete an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD)
Give Copies of Your AHCD to Family Members & Doctors
Eat Well
Plan for a Crisis
Communicate With and Cherish Family
Accept Help Graciously When Needed
Realize that Change Happens— Don’t Fight It!

This list adapted from “Tips for Successful Aging” published by the Public Information Committee of the Marin County Commission on Aging, which appeared originally in Great Age, their quarterly newsletter.

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