Health experts say many do not take time to take care of themselves.
"They are continually looking out for the well being of another person," says Karen Lester, Ozark Center's healthcare operations manager.
But helping another person can take a toll on your health.
"Lifting, having to bathe, having to help the person, ambulator to walk. So the physical stress alone is monumental. Also the mental stress of having to organize another person's life," says Lester.
Suffering from mental and physical stress is not all.
"This can result in higher risk for diabetes, stroke or other ailment or complication. And the thing that i would like to stress is if a caregiver becomes ill then they and their family member that they are responsible for are at greater risk for serious ailment," adds Lester.
Taking time out of the day to spend it on yourself is crucial. Reading a few pages of your favorite book or watching you favorite television show are some recommendations.
"When someone else asks you what they can do to help, have a list that you can hand to them instead of saying 'when i think of something i'll let you know,'" says Lester.
And Freeman Health System does have support groups to help caregivers manage their daily tasks.
"A couple of examples are the alzheimer's support groups, we have a strokes support group and autism support group and there are others out there."