Don't Try to Go It Alone

Ask for help.

We all need help, but many of us have a difficult time asking for it.  Doing everything yourself can lead you towards caregiver burnout so be sure to ask for and accept help when it is offered. Caregivers occasionally report that friends have stopped calling or that no one is reaching out.  Sometimes people don't reach out because they don't know what to say or what you may need.  It's okay to initiate conversations with friends and loved ones letting them know what would be helpful.