Educate yourself about the disease your family member is facing and how it may affect his or her behavior, pain level or quality of life.
Find sources of help for caregiver tasks. Contact family, friends, neighbors, church/synagogue, workplace, Area Agency on Aging or other organizations.
Protect your personal time for something you enjoy or something you need to get done.
"Coping TIPS for Caregivers,"
CenterPieces: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/centerpieces/vol2/iss1/5