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Self-Help for Caregivers

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Being a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s can threaten your physical and mental health, National Association of Social Workers member Rebecca Axline said in this article in U.S. News and World Report.

That is why caregivers need to learn to care for themselves, Axline said. She offered various tips, including asking family and friends to provide meals and refusing to get into power struggles with the person with Alzheimer’s because they may have forgotten the facts of what you are talking about.

Axline, MSW, LCSW, is a social worker at the Nantz National Alzheimer Center in Houston.

To learn more about how social workers help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia visit NASW’s “Help Starts Here” consumer Website by clicking here.

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  1. I love to read self-help books both online and offline. Self-help is a great topic too and of course we should always improve ourselves. ,;”;:


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