Having close friends and family is an important part of life. We spend years building the friendships and relationships that carry through our adult years. Social lives keep people happier and provide us with a safe haven from day-to-day stresses and challenges.
But as people age, friends can start dropping away. People move on or their lives come to an end. It’s also not out of the question to see formerly close friends and family members grow distant as caregiving eats into your time and energy.
Caregiving can be stressful. But remember that friends are a precious resource.
It’s never too late to strengthen and maintain your support network, whether it’s fostering friendships, getting out of the house, or joining a family caregiver support group, you can start today.
Read more about Nurturing Your Support Network on Today’s Caregiver, which is where this article first appeared.
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Source: Today’s Caregiver