Caregiver burnout avoidance
Caring for your parent can be hard work. TED proposes some steps that allow a caregiver to take care of their own wellbeing.
Assemble your own team: This involves having contact with friends, colleagues, or others to help make decisions and lend a hand.
Be your own caregiver: Mindfulness is a key suggestion that help burnout
Find an outlet: Putting aside your own hobbies and passions, might seem the best thing. But it is important to keep up your own creative endeavours.
Set boundaries and stick to them: Guilt and a feeling of obligation may become unhealthy. Set boundaries so you don't become drained.
Find a different way to connect with the person you are caring for: Find common activities which move away from defining your roles as "caregiver" and "patient"
Call in backup if you need it: If you are nearing your breaking point, call in help for a week.