10 Daily Affirmations For Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

Posted by on December 10, 2016 under Caregiver Corner | Be the First to Comment

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Last year, 15.9 million family and friends provided unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The challenges of this caregiving role are palpable, as close to 60% of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high.

Source: 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer’s Association

Considering this is one of the most stressful kinds of caregiving, daily affirmations can be a powerful source of encouragement and provide reassurance.

10 Daily Affirmations For Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

  1. I am doing the best I can do. I should not fear what tomorrow holds, but take each day as a chance to learn something new and grow my confidence as a caregiver.
  2. When I am frustrated, I will take a few deep breaths and remind myself that patience is a virtue I can and will embrace.
  3. I need to take care of me to be here tomorrow. Is there something I am neglecting to do for my own health and well-being?
  4. Worry is my worst enemy. I am in control of my thoughts and should focus on what I can control, and accept things I can’t change.
  5. If it were me being cared for, I would want my caregiver to (fill in the blank).
  6. The energy I bring to each day has power. It is up to me to make it positive and joyful.
  7. I am thankful for this day and the chance to live, love and provide care to someone who needs me.
  8. Do I need a helping hand today from a friend or family member? Don’t hesitate to call someone.
  9. When it’s time to rest, rest! Sleep is an essential necessity I should never ignore.
  10. I need to give myself credit for what I do every day. It takes a very strong person to do what I do and I should be proud of myself.

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