Adapted from "A Resource Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver," American Health Assistance Foundation, 1995.

Caring for a loved one can be among the most satisfying--and exhausting--experiences in life. When you find yourself in the role of caregiver, remember: You'll be more effective in helping someone else if you take good care of yourself. Post this Caregivers' Bill of Rights somewhere you'll see it every day. And believe what it says.

It is all right to:
    1. Be angry.
    2. Be frustrated.
    3. Take time alone.
    4. Ask for help.
    5. Trust your judgment.
    6. Recognize your limits.
    7. Make mistakes.
    8. Grieve.
    9. Laugh and love.
    10. Hope.
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