Find A Support Group
You can find services and support in your area through Eldercare Locator, “a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.” In addition, CancerCare and the Alzheimer’s Association websites provide information on support groups. If you need help connecting with other caregivers, the Well Spouse Association is another good resource.
Use simple tools like calendars and to-do lists to help you prioritize your responsibilities. With your loved one develop an inventory of where important items are kept. Make sure you know the location of essential documents: Social Security cards, marriage and birth certificates, a will or trust, the deed to the house, and insurance and bank account records. Being organized will give you peace of mind and leave you better prepared for the future..
Maintain The Positive Relationships In Your Life
You may be overwhelmed, but please make time to talk with your closest friends and family. Spend some time with a friend or family member who is a good listener. Limit the negative people in your life who will bring down your mood and perspective. Surround yourself with those people who appreciate you the most and genuinely care about your well-being.