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Tips for the Caregiver

--Be aware of the presence of God and nourish your spiritual life. 

--Plan ahead. Don't wait for a crisis. 

--Don't panic. 

--Be creative. If your first solution doesn't work, find a new one 

and try again. 

--Get reliable information about your loved one's illness and be aware of any

emotional issues. 

--Learn about your role as a caregiver and improve your skills. 

--Practice new coping strategies for the particular challenges you face in

caring for your loved one. 

--Find your family's strengths and work together. 

--Accept offers of informal support from your family, friends, and parish


--Respect yourself and set limits. 

--Take care of yourself with rest, good nutrition, exercise, and 

some time off. 

--Access the formal support of social services in your community. 

Follow the advice of St. Francis of  Assisi:

"Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible."