As adults, we have gained much experience in the areas of life, love (feelings from the heart/soul) and living. When we understand ourselves well and how the 3 L's impact us and our daily lives, we can use this as a base from which we can balance and ascertain our responses to other responsibilities we may have in our lives.
As a carer, much of our energies can be given to assisting the one(s) we care for. We aim to help them face challenges and the joys as they travel through each day. But we must keep a 'reserve' of energy for ourselves, or 'burnout' can creep up on us. If we are stressed (emotional and physical strengths), we lessen our abilities to help others, let alone ourselves.
Keeping a practical and realistic 'handle' on what our daily life entails, as well as honoring ours and others (the ones we care for) creativity and needs, we can hope to gain more joy from life and lessen any negative impact any challenges may pose.
Being true to yourself and honest with our own capabilities (respecting self and other), and recognizing when one may need to ask for a little assistance from a trusted other, is an important aspect of a caring role.
No matter what one's own abilities and disposition is in life, when we are in a position of close interaction with (and responsible for) another, there will always be some times when communication, situations, feelings/emotions, energies, ideas, hopes, wants etc., can be confused or in a conflict of sorts.
When caring for another, finding mutual understanding, boundaries, common ground and nurturing a connectedness which builds trust in each other (to be there, a support), no matter what our differences (or similarities) may be (age, role etc.), we can only increase our opportunities of discovering that the caring role can be one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences in our unique lives.
Best wishes to you ;)