Care-giving can get overwhelming.  We often focus on all the things we need to do for self-care but ignore the common negative emotions we experience.

 

Take Heart Tuesday I share a negative emotion and a strategy to overcome it.

Care-giving can get overwhelming.  We often focus on all the things we need to do for self-care but ignore the common negative emotions we experience.

 

Take Heart Tuesday I share a negative emotion and

a strategy to overcome it.

Embarrassment: Does your loved one make impolite comments when you are out in public? Does he or she refuse to bathe and now have body odor? We often feel responsible for the behavior of someone else and feel like it is our fault when these things happen.

Coping: Some people create cards (similar to business cards) that read, “My loved one has dementia and can no longer control their behavior” that they hand out to those around them when they are having trouble, especially in restaurants. Asking friends, family members, or an attendant accompany them when they go out can also offer assistance when needed. 

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