While by no means a comprehensive list, the following tips may help you avoid certain common pitfalls encountered by many caregivers.
- Don’t surrender your life to your loved one with Parkinson’s. You should not allow Parkinson’s disease to take control of your life.
- Be good to yourself. Take time to read, go for a walk, practice a hobby, visit your friends. You are doing important—but difficult—work and you need some time for yourself.
- Sleep well.
- Exercise regularly. You need to exercise as much as we do. (more…)