Remember that, it is not selfish to focus on your own needs and desires when you are a caregiver. Here are some things you can do to improve your self. Learn to exercise, meditate, do yoga or tai chi. Take care of your health! Go to your doctor. Get proper rest and nutrition. Get plenty of fluid, exercise and sleep! Take time off. Get some help. Take your family to daycare. Accept and seek the support of others. Read a book. Learn learn learn more about dementia. Seek counseling. Talk to your pastor, friend or counselor. Focus on the good and not on the bad. Focus on what you have and not what you don’t have. Remember what Henry Ford said, whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right!. This is also goes in taking care of our dementia patients and loved ones. If you think you can’t change their lives, you are right. But if you think you can change and impact and touch and improve their lives, you are right!