Our March 11 meeting was at the Arts & Crafts Center at SaddleBrooke One.
All caregivers, please take care of yourselves, or there will be no one to take care of your loved one as only you can.
Here are some “To Dos” that you may want to place on your list:
1. Breathe: Try breathing in through your nose, inflating your belly, then exhaling slowly through your mouth as your belly deflates.
2. Drink water: Drink at least eight eight-ounce glasses of water each day.
3. Nourish your body: It’s very important to plan your meals and snacks ahead of time.
4. Sleep: Try to get six to eight hours of shuteye. Sleep deprivation can cause problems, such as irritability, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, and impaired driving ability.
5. Move your body. Just about any exercise can be of benefit to your physical, emotional, and mental health.
One of equal importance is to take a break. It is important to get time away from the person you are caring for. Do whatever it takes to get some time off.
Some Suggested Resources:
American Parkinson Disease Association of Southern Arizona, 520-326-5400
Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 520-322-6601
Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, 520-836-2758
Senior Village at SaddleBrooke, 520-314-1042
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out for help or just to talk.
Esta Goldstein, 520-825-1181 or [email protected]
Marilyn Sellers, 520-816-0965 or [email protected]