Your Mother Has Alzheimer’s: You Don’t Have to Go It Alone! by Nancy Dafoe

Your Mother Has Alzheimer’s: You Don’t Have to Go It Alone!

Your mother has dementia. You’re doing the heavy lifting, feeling lost. Being a caregiver for someone in your family is emotionally and physically exhausting. At the same time, complaining leaves us riddled with guilt and feels self-defeating. One thing I learned from the experience of my passage through my mother’s long battle with Alzheimer’s disease is that I didn’t have to go it alone. Although Alzheimer’s (or any physical or emotional condition) seems isolating, there are ways to help each other cope.

  • Find a good day-care group for your loved one.
  • Reserve some quality time for yourself.
  • Form or join a circle of people who are going through similar trials or situations.

It is amazing how sharing with another person who is experiencing analogous circumstances make life instantly better.

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Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thank you for sharing your experience, Nancy Dafoe, and for reminding us of the power of community.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Thank you for sharing these powerful words, Nancy Dafoe . You're right, just knowing we are not alone really helps. You are so strong!
Stephanie Cannoe
The truth is we need each other. I appreciate your words, wisdom gained in difficult times is invaluable. Thank you for sharing.

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