It becomes very disheartening when rather than acknowledgment we receive hurtful and sometimes accusatory questions. It’s only when we consider their loss that we are able to answer the difficult questions asked by our elderly parent without taking it personally.
Don’t wait until you are desperate. Start looking for help today. By exploring your options and doing your research you will find help for you and your elderly parent.
Getting to know my MIL beyond my own experiences with her reminds me every day why I have chosen to be her caregiver. Most importantly, it turns a duty to take care of a family member into a desire to love through caregiving.
Despite all our research and advancements, Dementia is still such a mystery. Having a better understanding of what someone with Dementia may be experiencing will make you a more patient caregiver.
As a caregiver, you have to be creative and work around the symptoms and changes of Dementia, some of which are expected and some you might not expect.
Does your parent respond to your care with anger and resistance rather than gratitude? Use these tips to begin coping…