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Self-Care for Caregivers

Caregiver Self-Care Activity Book: Caregiving Around the Clock
Created by members of the VA Caregiver Support Line Team, this activity book provides fun and soothing ideas for ideas for self-care.  
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Coping with the Stress of Caregiving
Suggestions for caregivers on how to protect their own health and well-being while they provide care for others.
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Self-Care for Caregivers: A Twelve Step Approach. Samples, Pat & Larsen, Diane.
Tangible suggestions on how to stay strong and sane while providing healthy support and love.
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“When Caregivers Need the Healing.” New York Times. 28 July 2014. Saint Louis, Catherine.
Studies show that parents of children with developmental disabilities, like autism, experience depression and anxiety far more often than other parents. A study found that just six weeks of training in simple techniques led to significant reductions in stress, depression and anxiety among these parents.
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“Yoga for Caregivers.” The Huffington Post. 13 March 2012. Chan, Amanda.
Meditation may lower depression, improve brain functioning in dementia caregivers.
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