Looking after yourself
If you give care and support to someone else it can be all too easy to neglect your own health and wellbeing.
Caring for someone with MS can sometimes be a physically and emotionally demanding role. When you're giving care and support to someone else it can be all too easy to neglect your own health and wellbeing. However it's really important to look after yourself, particularly because keeping well means you'll be able to continue caring. It’s easier said than done of course, with so many other priorities in the day. There’s no magic wand, but there are lots of ways you can help to maintain your physical and mental health.
Information on looking after your health
Our booklet Caring for someone with MS has detailed information on:
- looking after your back
- eating well
- dealing with emotions like anger and guilt
- stress and depression
- coping with loneliness and isolation