Writing out a gratitude list can help caregivers cope. Even if, on the first try, the result is “zero,” write down “zero” or “nothing.” The next day, you are likely to realize that you were able to eat breakfast. You had food. Write that down. Gradually your list will grow until one day you can write down “I’m grateful I can be there for my loved one even though it’s hard.” With practice, more will come.