One of the best ways you can help the person you care for is to take care of your own well-being.

As time goes on, it is easy to fall into a routine of putting others' needs first, and neglecting your own. If you feel like this is happening to you, take a moment to think about how you can take better care of yourself.

How well are you taking care of you?

Take the quiz below and get tips to help maintain a healthy balance in your life. As always, remember to ask your healthcare provider if you need ways to help you cope.


If you’re feeling fatigued during the day, taking a nap may be helpful.


Being able to accept help is a good skill for caregivers.


Feeling sad can be a sign of stress.


As a caregiver, you should always put the interests of the person you care for first.


The way to deal with stress is to get daily exercise.

Need a little extra help?

Need a little extra help?

Consider joining a family or caregiver support group — in person or online. You may also wish to reach out to organizations that specialize in mental health.