Taking care of yourself
When someone you love has ALS you want to help them every step of the way. Some caregivers may be the only other person living in the home and that makes it difficult to take a break. As ALS progresses, the needs of the pALS also increase. It is essential that caregivers find ways to take care of themselves and take breaks in order to remain helpful and healthy. Taking a break can be good for both the caregiver and the pALS. When the caregiver takes a break it is an opportunity for them to gain some clarity, take care of their own needs, and come back refreshed and refocused. Caregivers, have you found respite care or assistance so that you can take a break? What do you do when you take a break?
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