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  1. Caregiver Tips - Overview

    Many people care for a chronically ill or disabled spouse, parent, or other family member. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, especially when you know that your care makes a positive difference. However, caregiving can be difficult. There are three keys to being a good caregiver:Take care of yourself first.Don't help too much.Don't do it alone.This topic will tell you more about these tips

  2. Caregiver Tips - Caregiver Tip No. 3: Ask for Help

    Some caregivers live under the impression that they are the only available source of help. However, other sources of assistance are often available that can make your caregiving easier. If you want to be a good caregiver, know where to find help when you need it. The more support you have, the more successful you are likely to be. Services that may be useful to caregivers include the ...

  3. Caregiver Tips - Caregiver Tip No. 1: Take Care of Yourself

    If you want to give good care, you have to take care of yourself first. Caregivers tend to deny their own needs. This strategy may work fine for short - term caregiving. For long - term caregiving, however, it is sure to lead to problems.Several problems can occur when caregivers don't take good care of themselves:They become ill.They become depressed.They "burn out" and stop providing care ...

  4. Ayurvedic Medicine

    Ayurveda is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in India. WebMD explains the history, principles, and practice of Ayurvedic medicine.

  5. Caregiver Tips - Take Pride

    Take pride in your efforts. Being a caregiver is not easy, and those who do it are special. Following the tips for caregiving can help you feel good about yourself and the care you provide. Remember:Care for your own needs first. Your physical and mental health depend on it. Give yourself as much special attention as you give the person you care for.Help the person you care for to be independent.

  6. Caregiver Tips - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Fitness: Choosing activities that are right for you ...

  7. Caregiver Tips - Caregiver Tip No. 2: Don't Help Too Much

    The biggest mistake most caregivers make is providing too much care. Even if they don't admit it, people like to help themselves. Every time you do something for a person that the person could have done alone, there is a double loss. First, your effort may have been wasted. Second, the person has missed an opportunity to help him - or herself.As a caregiver, your highest goal is to give the perso

  8. Stress Management

    Learn tips for managing stress in your life.

  9. Alternative Treatments for Sleep Disorders

    WebMD explores alternative and complementary treatments for sleep disorders.

  10. Health & Balance: Exercise to Relieve Stress

    Read more about exercise and stress.

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