SelfCaregiver
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SelfCaregiver

The Meaning of Self-Care for Family Caregivers

Paulina Lake, Newberry Volcano, Oregon.

Self-care is a term used for family caregivers because they tend to forget about caring for themselves. Self-care is a good way to cope with the emotional and physical burden that results from being a family caregiver. Self-care is a way to bring back balance into the caregiver’s unbalanced life of focusing on the loved one they are helping. That balance can happen with one small goal at a time to improve…

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Amy Blackburn, MSG, MPH

Amy Blackburn, MSG, MPH

USC Master of Public Health, gerontologist, kinesiologist, writer focusing on the dimensions of wellness, targeting self-care for family caregivers.