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5-minute Respite for overwhelmed and stressed out caregivers

Posted Nov 17 2009 10:00pm

The NUMBER ONE tip for stressed out and overwhelmed caregivers of brain- impaired adults (e.g., Alzheimer’s) is to take a FIVE-MINUTE RESPITE.

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Most of us feel so busy in this rush-rush world, a five or ten minute respite seems doable.


Things to do during your FIVE-MINUTE RESPITE

Step away momentarily from the cause of stress.

Go outside: breathe the air; enjoy the view, take a few steps.

Go to another room and stretch. Be sure to breathe deeply.

View a fun and/or inspiring video online (e.g., You Tube).

Listen to a piece of your favorite music that energizes and gives you hope.


Remember, if you don’t take a few moments to de-stress,

you may like suffer from long term distress.


More caregiving tips are available in“Where's my shoes?" My Father's Walk Through Alzheimer’s.


Tenth Anniversary <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /> HOLIDAY special


Get your caregiving friends together or your support group and buy a case of 20 books for gift giving this season. Give your family and friends the gift of understanding.


Retail with tax and shipping: $393 or $19.65 copy

YOUR PRICE: $249 or $12.45 per copy (We’ll pay shipping and tax)  



Families need to know their care options—whether in-home care combined with adult day care, assisted living, or nursing care. Offer your clients a lasting and personal gift that will be passed from family to friend at least 3 times given the feedback we receive from our readers.  Same pricing as above. If you’ve already spent your budget allotment this year and will receive funding in January, let us know now; to receive an extension on this special holiday offer.


For more about the book, see“Where's my shoes?" My Father's Walk Through Alzheimer’s.


To take advantage of this special, send us an eMail now, and we'll take care of the rest!

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