My Requiem to a Caregiver, to me, her insight was everything
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10 Questions to ask if you are living with an evolving memory loss and are investigating Retirement homes
Does this Home meet the 5 "C" qualifiers: Care, Compassion, Competence, Commitment and Cost?
If there are children, not all will be equally available to help, and often much time is lost lamenting perceived indifferences, snubs or disappointments in loyalty.
I quickly discovered it was easier to navigate around small incidences at home, than to deal with larger ones. Hence reading emotions and moods became as much as a survival technique, as it was second nature...
What many onlookers did not realize was, that this individual lived with mental illness their entire life. We shielded him, hid it, dressed it up like good health, and showed it to the world like a redrawn animation of the truth.
Sometimes the light was there all along, but the shadow of an illness distorted your vision. Open your heart to possibilities...
Candid cameras catching me in various modes of undress, is not my idea of effective Long-Term care regulation (photo Alamy)
Guess I should have created mobile apps where you got a bag full of cyber candy rather than the satisfaction of finding mom that next home
Loving someone may mean accepting that you cannot function as their Caregiver indefinitely, for everyone's safety
Be advised, directing an anxious soul to remain calm, Is like harnessing the glisten of a random snowflake.