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Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after others


This holiday season and always, remember that caregivers are very important people.  Consider giving a caregiver the gift of your time or respite care, which is offered at Azura Memory Care.  Maybe it is a few hours a week, maybe it is overnight or even a few weeks off… Caregivers may not always recognize that they need a break, but they have earned and certainly do deserve it.

Caregivers neglect their own health in order to look after others By Linda Carroll

Each morning, 48-year-old Troy Prater starts his day by getting breakfast for his teenage triplets. On weekdays he checks homework and then hurries them off to school. Then it’s back home to take care of his mom, Ella, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Life, Prater says, “is organized chaos.”

Prater is among the millions of Americans who have stepped up to do the right thing and take care of family members who can’t take care of themselves. Unfortunately, most caregivers are spread so thin that they don’t have time to take care of their own needs, NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/11/15847389-caregivers-neglect-their-own-health-in-order-to-look-after-others?lite

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