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NY Times-Love and Burnout, Caregivers, Too, Need Care

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/your-money/caregivers-alzheimers-burnout.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_my_20160906&nl=your-money&nl_art=0&nlid=58498262&ref=headline&te=1

 

This NY Times article, while about Alzheimer's, could have been written for Parkinson's.  Sacrifice, financial loss and burnout take a terrible toll on the caregivers who themselves become ill and in need of support.  There are some good strategies listed.

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Interesting article. I can relate to most of it. As my doctor tells me everytime I see him "Take care of yourself first, if not you will be unable to care for your husband." I have a great support group and my children even though he is not their father, love him as he was, and are there to sit with him while I take time off to go do my thing. I set aside one day a week every week to go do for myself. 

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Interesting article. I can relate to most of it. As my doctor tells me everytime I see him "Take care of yourself first, if not you will be unable to care for your husband." I have a great support group and my children even though he is not their father, love him as he was, and are there to sit with him while I take time off to go do my thing. I set aside one day a week every week to go do for myself.

 

My husband's OMT doc always inquires about me and how l am coping at each visit. It is much appreciated. Our DD and family live nearby and are always eager and ready to help. I have a weekly dinner and movie group that l really enjoy as well as taking quick close by shopping trips when l need to be out and about. I go now, because the reality is l may not be able to be so free at any time in the future.

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