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5 Tips for Caregivers

About 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for an older adult per year. Make sure that when you're acting as a caregiver, you don't forget to take time for yourself and keep your health at the top of your list of priorities.

Following these five simple tips will give you a boost:

  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Spend time with friends.
  • Join a support group -- in person or online.
  • Take breaks each day.
  • Keep up with hobbies.

Click the below infographic for more tips for taking care of yourself.

Infographic with tips for caregivers

Find more help on various topics related to caregiving on the National Institute on Aging's caregiving page.