If you are a caregiver, there are some very important reasons to develop a daily self-care plan. It is very easy to lose sight of your own physical and emotional needs when you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Ignoring your own needs and health can lead to emotional burnout and even serious physical problems. Don’t let this happen to you. There will still be times that you are discouraged and exhausted, but if you commit yourself to good self-care, you will be able to take better care of your loved one, and avoid more serious symptoms for yourself.