Reflection Activity 1

Finding Meaning in Your Caregiver Role

What does being a caregiver mean to you?

What do you find meaningful about your role as a caregiver?

We encourage you to either write about this on your own or spend some time thinking on your own. As Dr. Applebaum discussed and you learned in the caregivers' stories, it can be helpful for people to reflect on

  • Their history
  • Strengths they didn't know they had
  • An increased focus on self-care
  • A heightened sense of connection through experiences of love, beauty and humor, and through the five senses

Next, let's explore the importance of strengthening our family relationships and building a healthy communication practice.