How do you achieve the illusive caregiver survival? With the six caregiving stages as your roadmap you will emerge transformed. By following this guide you will gain purpose, hope and confidence that will move with you through the next stage of caregiving and beyond. You will be able to look back on your time as a caregiver with tremendous pride, free of guilt and regret. The knowledge and skills you gain can be used to enhance other parts of your life. When your journey does come to an end, you will see that you came out as not merely a survivor but a conqueror.
Not only should you reward yourself as a caregiver to prevent caregiver stress but you should also reward yourself because you deserve it! You are making a great sacrifice by being your loved one’s caregiver and whether others recognize it or not, you are doing a great job! Treat yourself!
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?
We hear a lot these days about making choices and how they’re our choices to make. Our society likes the idea of us making a choice for ourselves while our friends and family do nothing but applaud our individuality. Everyday however, caregivers are experiencing the backlash of our parents’ and loved ones’ individual lifestyle choices.
As an adult I know I can eat whatever I want but I also know that choices come with consequences. But what happens to our loved one’s that are no longer aware of the consequences of their choices? What happens to those that live in the moment with very little thought about future repercussions?