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8 Tips to Help Caregivers Improve Their New Year

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Writing on a calendar.
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Accept imperfection without guilt


Man relaxing.
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Consider 'alone time' your right


Father playing football with his children.
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Find time for family and friends


Bringing note that says "no" forwards.
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Learn to say no


Middle age man stretching.
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Make your own health a priority


Man talking to a therapist.
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Watch for caregiver depression and get help


Senior woman and hired caregiver.
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Hire help when you need it


Woman stressed while washing dishes.
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Adjust expectations to fit reality


Woman happily stretching in bed.
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The takeaway


Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack

@mindingourelder

Carol Bradley Bursack is a veteran family caregiver who spent more than two decades caring for a total of seven elders. This experience provided her with her foundation upon which she built her reputation as a columnist, author, blogger, and consultant. Carol is as passionate about supporting caregivers work through the diverse challenges in their often confusing role as she is about preserving the dignity of the person needing care. Find out much more about Carol at www.mindingourelders.com.

Carol also serves on HealthCentral’s Health Advocates Advisory Board.