Enhancing Self-Compassion: self-compassion plays a critical role in helping us develop and sustain healthy self-care practices. Alzheimer’s changes the person who has it and it also has the potential to change the caregiver. How have you changed as a caregiver for someone who has Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Who are you and who have you become? How has becoming a caregiver altered your sense of who you are? How do you retain the essence of who you are?