Information for Caregivers

A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need. Caregivers can be doctors, nurses, professionally-trained aids, friends or family members.  Usually, the person receiving care has a condition such as dementia, cancer or brain injury and needs help with basic daily tasks.  The caregiver helps the person with tasks such as preparing and eating food, taking medicine, bathing and dressing.

Being a caregiver is a very demanding job, both physically and emotionally. It's important to your health not to ignore your own needs while you care for someone else.

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