It isn't hard to imagine that taking care of a loved one as a caregiver can be an emotionally, mentally, and psychically draining responsibility. May caregivers feel depressed and isolated and have more or less put their lives on hold to care for their loved one. Yet time and life are not only passing for the person being taken of, but for the caregiver as well, so it is crucial that caregivers learn to care for themselves and maintain their one physical and emotional health. Making caregiving schedules in advance, like managing medicine times and doses, taking respites from caregiving, and maintaining or rekindling social activities and personal hobbies can be difficult, but will ultimately help caregivers in reminding them of what makes them their own person apart from helping a loved one, and aid them in relieving the stress involved in the tasks they've compassionately and responsibly chosen to undertake.
The article below details the steps a caregiver can take to improve the quality of their caregiving by first improving the quality of their own life.