A New Year. Here We Come!
By Jayne Dixon Weber
Ups and downs, challenges and rewards – life gives us all of these.
This time of year can be challenging for all of us.
So, as parents and caregivers, it is important to take care of yourself.
From the 2022 NFXF International conference – Here is a talk by Dr. Randi Hagerman on premutation carriers.
Randi discusses all of the Fragile X-associated conditions and disorders and strategies for some of the characteristics sometimes seen. She offers suggestions such as doing exercise, treating anxiety and depression if you have it, cutting back on alcohol, stopping smoking, getting good sleep or treating sleep apnea, cognitive stimulation, and to try for IV anesthesia if you can.
There is a lot of great information to digest in this talk. I hope you will find it useful as you get ready to start this new year.