As caregivers we make every effort to do right by our loved ones afflicted with dementia.
Yesterday I reread an article by Pamela R Kelly that reminded me that when we the caregivers "sacrifice" and try to do the best we can that is - "good enough".
Good enough is enduring 25 minutes of mean and nasty and unrelenting remarks on the drive to an adult day program twice each week.
We sacrifice much in pursuit of the goal. We’re focused on trying to provide loving care, and trying to create some ease and contentment for someone we love who needs a lot of assistance.
She then went on to talk about respite care.
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And I would also like to highlight another wonderful article she wrote that meant a lot to me.
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