You may notice movements they don’t
If someone in your care starts to have uncontrollable movements, they may not be aware of them. They also may not know that help is available.
Raise your voice! If you think someone you care about may have uncontrollable movements, ask them to talk to their doctor about TD.
Caregivers need support, too
If you’re caring for someone with TD, make sure you’re not forgetting to take care of yourself as well! Studies show that caregivers often neglect their own health due to the challenge of caring for others.
Some ways to make sure you’re staying healthy include
- Getting plenty of sleep every night
- Maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet
- Resting when you’re sick
- Exercising regularly
“Shelly’s TD symptoms are physical, but it’s really the emotional and social aspects that affect us.”
Husband of Shelly, Living with TD
Get the support you need
Discover helpful resources, including organizations that support TD and mental health. Many advocacy groups have specific resources for caregivers.Get resources