The New Year is a great time to set new goals to better our lives and the lives of others. As dementia care partners, we work to support individuals with dementia in living healthy and meaningful lives. All too often, however, in this pursuit, we fail to prioritize our own health and wellness.
This New Year, resolve to care for yourself the way you care for others. Do things that give you meaning and satisfy your mind, body, and spirit. Seek opportunities to continue your professional growth. Be kind to yourself. Taking time for self-care will not only help you to live well, but will also enable you to be more present and effective in your work.
As always, Dementia Care Professionals of America is here to support you and help you achieve your professional goals. Please be in touch to let us know how we can best assist you this coming year.
Kristen Cribbs, MPH, QDCS
National Care Standards Manager