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Don't Take For Granted
No matter who the person is in your life who has dementia, no matter how bad it gets for you as a caregiver, remember this especially at the hardest of times:
The list is endless... feel free to add.....
Our lives may be lacking rest, suffering severe exhaustion and frustration, feeling hopeless more times than not.. but it's at these times especially, we need to remember what we can do not what we can't do. Be glad we are not where they are.
profound. so true.
still use a phone (ok, maybe part of socializing, but maybe count as using some technology.) - do handcrafts... can still recognize loved ones... or can still recognize scam calls
Dear Liz, Thank you for this post! It will help me to stay thankful of my blessings! I have so many, they are countless.
I am thankful I can use the toilet and clean myself.
I am thankful for each and every person here who is on the same journey.
Knowing this about my mom is the reason I became her caregiver, I’m reminded every moment of what I can do and she can’t. I’m thankful I’m able, of course, and work very hard not feeling guilty about that.
Sure don’t need any reminders in the meantime. Rejecting my feelings or pushing them down is not helpful. I’d rather vent to people I can trust about any despair I might feel.
Should I feel guilty? Who should I trust?
Thanks for the reminder…