For people with dementia, every day is the same. There’s a unique peace to not being burdened with the pressures of time passing. Maybe caregivers can learn from this unexpected advantage…
Relating the challenges and story of Mary and Joseph with the responsibilities of Caregivers helps us find meaning and inspiration during the holidays. Wishing everyone Peace and a Merry Christmas from Kim Campbell and CareLiving.org!
It’s fun to dream – especially during the holidays – and it’s healthy for your brain and your emotional well being, too. Not only can your imagination stimulate creativity, it can also alleviate stress and help you find joy. Kim Campbell reminds you to Exercise Your Imagination!
Deep inside each one of us is the memory of how the holidays used to be and the desire to celebrate – but when you’re a caregiver, celebrating may feel counter-intuitive. Here are some CareLiving tips to enjoying the holidays with your loved ones.
As I celebrate this Thanksgiving with my husband, I will look into his eyes, hold his hand, kiss him, share a meal and be truly be grateful for the life we’ve shared and the children and grandchildren God has given us.
We shouldn’t assume that because someone has lost their ability to remember, think, reason and speak, that they are incapable of connecting to a spiritual reality above and beyond what we ourselves can see. – Tony Janicki
It took me a long time to let go of the illusion that I was in control. God was gracious and patient with me, waiting until I came to the end of my own resources. My faith was bigger than my mother’s illness. – Ann Campanella
Life as a caregiver can often feel like no life at all. In essence, you are sacrificing your own life to care for someone else. If you feel like you are making enormous sacrifices, you’re doing something right.
It’s very important for caregivers to protect their own health, both mentally and physically. Don’t become the second victim. Guard your heart and mind! As a woman of faith I rely heavily on this passage from the Bible to find peace and happiness…