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Caregiving in the Time of COVID-19

Caregiving under the best of circumstances is difficult. During this unprecedented time, it is even more challenging. One of the most important things for a caregiver is self care -- something that's increasingly difficult in this time of social distancing, closures of day programs, concerns about people coming into the home.


Some things caregivers can do to practice self care:


Virtual support groups and trainings through the Alzheimer’s Association:

https://www.alzmassnh.org/virtual-programs/


Laughing:

http://www.letslaughtoday.com/

Yoga/Meditation

Free on-line yoga and meditation classes, such as from the New Bedford Wellness Initiative

https://www.facebook.com/pg/NewBedfordWell/events/


Every time you wash your hands (which you are doing lots) take a few deep breaths.... in through your nose and out through your mouth.


Make use of your time in the bathroom to take a few minutes for yourself.

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