These are just a few ideas and suggestions to help you with the care of a loved one. You may have some of your own ideas, which are great. Just remember, stay calm, talk slow and louder if your elder has a hearing problem. Taking care of a elderly family member can be challenging for you also. If you find you need a break, that you are becoming upset, irritated, anxious or emotionally drained - take a walk, ask someone to come to your home that you trust and go take a drive. Go to a store and do a little shopping or just grab something to drink and sit down and rest. It will help you and your loved one to continue with a loving, calm, meaningful family relationship!