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Session 10 - Growing Seeds of Hope

Part 3 - Taking Care of Me

Providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias takes a tremendous toll on the physical and emotional health of the primary care partner, yet many care partners often don't recognize the warning signs, or deny its effects on their health. You may tend to set your own needs aside while caring for the person with dementia and you may hope that if you don't think about it, the stress might just go away. Imagine that you have been given a gift of TIME. How wonderful! Some time for yourself to take care of YOU. How would you spend this time for your own personal enjoyment and pleasure? Download and print a copy of the activity sheet below. Reflect on and answer the questions.

For reflection....

After you complete the activity sheet, take a few minutes to reflect on the following questions.  Feel free to make some notes.

  • How difficult was it to name one thing within each time category?
  • What might prevent you from successfully accomplishing these things for yourself?
  • What will you do to make sure that you find time to accomplish at least ONE of the things you’ve listed? 

Additional Reading

Join the Conversation

Visit the Discussion Forums, where you can post, in a common area, messages to all other community members. It’s a place for you to interact with others and to share tips for dealing with the symptoms of the disease. You’ll see a specific Discussion Forum just for “Care Partners”.

At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of the page and type a specific question or topic.

Other Sessions in Seeds of Hope - Family Learning Series

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