Summer may be just around the corner, but first we must endure the dreaded May Gray. This can be especially challenging for caregivers who may already be feeling boggled down by the responsibilities of caring for others. If the sunless skies have you feeling blue, you’re not alone. Here are some things to help brighten up a dreary day.
Try to head outside around midday when the sun is the brightest. Any time outside is better than staying inside all day.
Speaking of staying inside all day, make sure you avoid hibernating. Take time to get out of the house and socialize with friends. Positivity is contagious.
Make it a point to work out. Exercise can boost your mood and give you the lift you need.
Brighten Your Space
Add a splash of color to your space to liven it up! Fresh cut flowers are a great way of doing this.
Decluttering won’t only give you a sense of accomplishment – having a nice, organized space helps you think clearer too!
Avoid fatty, sugary comfort food. Foods with refines carbs and sugar can affect blood sugar levels and leave you feeling cranky.
REACH Educational Program
Are you caring for someone with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia? Consider signing up for our REACH educational program. These free classes are led by our licensed clinical staff and offer in depth discussions on memory loss, community resources, improving communication skills, stress management and how to better care for yourself and the person receiving your care. Advanced registration is required.
For more information on the REACH educational program please call 1 (800) 827-1008.