Caregiver Wellness: Take Care of Yourself from Morning 'til Midnight
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America compiled this list to fit the nine components of the "Caregiver Wellness: U Model." Eboni Green, Ph.D., RN, co-founder of Caregiver Support Services, Omaha, developed this conceptual model to empower caregivers to achieve optimum wellness. The components are social, psychological, physical, intellectual, spiritual, occupational and financial wellness, plus the empowerment and resilience, or flexibility, necessary for you to take charge of your health on a holistic basis.
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Physical Wellness & Guided Imagery
Caregiver Wellness: Physical Wellness
Dr. McNealus will discuss the importance of encouraging those you care for to participate in an exercise program, as well as why it is imperative that you as caregivers take time to get regular exercise. Your body and mind need it! We'll discuss benefits, things to be cautious about, and share options.
Caregiver Wellness: Guided Imagery
Guided imagery is another approach you might find helpful when you are overwhelmed with feelings of stress or sadness. Dr. Green will walk you through a guided imagery exercise that will leave you relaxed and revitalized.