Managing Stress Tip Sheet

Stress can be described as a physical and emotional reaction to change. Often there is a feeling of pressure, a feeling of being exhausted emotionally as well as physically because of constant demands. People often carry large loads of stress when the responsibility of caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease so the following are some Tips to help caregivers manage stress more effectively.

Stay involved and active in something you like to do.

Deal with feelings.

Learn to relax.

Keep good health habits.

Remember the value of humor.

Keep a positive attitude.

Material adapted from “Helping People with Progressive Memory Disorders: A guide for You and Your Family” (University of Florida Health Science Center). Used with permission form the authors K. M. Heilman, Ph.D., L. Doty, Ph. D., J. T. Stewart, MD., D. Bowers, Ph.D., & L. Gonzalez-Rothi, Ph.D.


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College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida