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how can i adapt to the changing demands of caregiving for my parent?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Lots of self care: It is critical to continue to take care of yourself when you are the caretaker for others. Make sure you have good sleep habits, good eating and exercise routines, and continue to be involved with others socially. Caretakers are at greater risk of developing health problems as a result of increased stress. Monitor your stress levels and seek the support of others to maintain your mental health.

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