My friend makes me laugh.
She has her hands full in caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s. Neither of them is having an especially easy time of it (who does?) but they cope. She still finds the time to make me laugh. Continue reading “A Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way in This Business”
Ask any caregiver about the work they do and they will likely describe tasks accomplished. Breakfast was eaten, their charge was dressed and set into motion for the day. Nothing of great consequence. Just another day.
What is often not mentioned are the multitude of little things that go missing over time from the daily routine. The interpersonal exchanges of activities or words that no longer happen. Continue reading “Handling The Little Losses”
Your sense of humor is by far the strongest skill you bring to your care-giving. It diffuses stressful situations, brightens another person’s day, and it reminds you that you really aren’t superman/woman when you keep thinking you should be. Continue reading “So You’re a Caregiver: Laugh it Up!”