Managing Your Health and Well-Being

Many Care Givers neglect their own physical health. They ignore their ailments and neglect preventive health measures like exercise, diet, and regular medical examinations. Many Care Givers do not get 7 hours of sleep a night. If sleep is regularly disrupted because the person with MS wakes in the night needing help with toileting or physical problems, discuss the problems with a health-care professional. The person with MS needs a healthy Care Giver.

Both partners need uninterrupted sleep. This may seem obvious, but Care Givers often exhaust themselves by trying to handle care giving responsibilities on top of normal daily routines. Providing care for a loved one while holding down a job, can lead to exhaustion.

If you do become exhausted, you’re more likely to make bad decisions or to take out your frustrations on your loved one. So take care of yourself; take time out to do things you enjoy even if it means saying no to your loved one. Care Givers who refresh themselves can be there for the long haul.  

Your health and well-being considerations:

This Care Giver self –assessment questionnaire can help you to be aware of your own physical and mental state.

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