As a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's, it's important that you take time to look after yourself. It may be difficult to leave someone alone out of fear that perhaps they'll turn on the oven and leave it on or not be able to do something, so try to find someone else who can spend time helping to ensure the safety of someone with Alzheimer's. In the down time that you get, you should do whatever you find relaxing. Have something that is a responsibility such as being a part of a bowling team, being part of a book club, or just going to the movies with some friends once a week, since this can be a good way to get yourself out. Having something you're committed to will help make sure you do it regularly and that you don't spend the time cleaning or doing other chores. You really will need the time just for you.
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