Caregiving is a hungry beast that threatens to consume everything in your path – your life, your happiness, even your marriage. With some intentionality and a little extra effort, you can keep caregiving from ruining your marriage and be assured you have a battle-tested marriage that comes out even stronger when your caregiving days are over.
As a caregiver, the holidays often feel like just another source of stress and worry. This doesn’t have to be the case! Find out how to have a happy holiday as a caregiver.
Giving gifts for someone with Dementia is hard and presents a unique challenge. Dementia changes a person. The things your loved one once enjoyed now just bring them confusion and sometimes even emotional pain. What gifts can you give to someone with Dementia?
Including your loved one initially seems stressful. You don’t know what to expect from them. Will they really enjoy themselves? Is this just wasted effort? Will including them bring me more stress and ruin my holiday season? What’s important is that you show them through your efforts that they are still important.
When keeping your elderly loved one involved in the holiday season, it’s important to remember that your plans don’t have to be elaborate, expensive, or exciting. Your goal is to make memories with your elderly loved one not for them.