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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Alzheimer's Caregiving Like Emotional Super Glue

Here is an aspect of Alzheimer's caregiving that is rarely considered.

Alzheimer's Caregiving Like Emotional Super Glue

Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Regardless of circumstance, the Alzheimer's caregiver becomes attached to the person living with Alzheimer's.

The person living with Alzheimer's becomes psychologically and emotionally attached to the Alzheimer's caregiver.

This emotional attachment is a result of the day in and day out acts of caring. A bond is formed.

It really doesn't matter what your relationship was like with the Alzheimer's patient before you started caring. You are going to get glued.

Emotional super glue.

This helps explain in part why all of your emotions are heightened while caring. You begin to feel.

It's the emotional super glue that makes the difference.

This in part explains the how and the why of what your are doing as a caregiver. It also explains why others cannot understand how or why you do it.

Emotional super glue.

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Bob DeMarco
Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room (ARR). Bob is a recognized Influencer, speaker, and expert in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Community Worldwide. The Alzheimer's Reading Knowledge Base contains more than 4,600 articles, and the ARR has more than 350,000 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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