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Tips for Your Caregiving Journey: Self Care for Caregivers

When a patient is diagnosed with a chronic disease, it not only affects the patient but also the caregiver. Caregivers can experience fatigue, or even burnout, brought on by the physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one diagnosed with aplastic anemia, MDS or PNH. Therefore, as a caregiver it is important to maintain your health and well-being so that you can provide the best possible care to your loved one.

During this program, recorded on November 10, 2016, Aimee Anderson, a licensed social worker from the Ottowa Hospital in Canada explains how to take charge of your own care as a caregiver. She begins by identifying the challenges and barriers that caregivers are commonly faced with, symptoms that indicate stress and tips on how to reduce stress, the importance of setting goals and how to improve your communication skills such as asking for and accepting help when most needed, along with other strategies that can help with your caregiving journey with you and your loved ones.

By the end of this program, you will understand:

  • How to manage caregiver burnout and stress
  • How to cope with ongoing daily life responsibilities and finding an equilibrium between work, finances, and home.
  • Practical advice and tips on how a caregiver can find time for themselves
To download the transcript for this program:
  • Click the presentation link down below
  • Select Resources tab
  • Download PDF of transcription