What's it really like to live with dementia? To cope with the anxiety, embarrassment, feelings of loss and hopeless that can so often accompany the progression of dementia. There are far too many caregivers today who are struggling with truly understanding the depths of living with cognitive decline and sensory changes. Instead caregivers try to cope with what's on the surface. Transformation takes place when caregivers change how they think, feel and act!
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We all like to think that have compassion for others don't we? After all, we give care, so we must have empathy. Is there a difference between caring and true compassion?
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Looking back to my years a family caregiver, I wonder if I'd worn a badge that read "Fragile - Handle with Care", it might have been easier for others to understand me. Why I often had puffy eyes from crying, or scatter brained from sleep deprivation. I can remember a certain period of time when I was issued a number of traffic violations...speeding through a school zone of all things (my children were both in elementary school at the time). Thank goodness this was before cell phones. There were times when I simply wasn't myself. I was emotional, physically and spiritually worn out and burned out. Thinking clearly was often a challenge because I was overwhelmed.