The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving

“Anger and resentment overwhelms caregivers.”  It certainly does!  There are days that I can’t keep it together.  The resentment I feel for the time that I’ve lost with raising my kids because I’m caring for my Mom and it makes me so angry.  I know my Mother’s condition is not her fault.  I know she…

Help! I yelled it, and I got it!

With my Mother being bedridden and not having the use of her legs, getting her in and out of bed, in and out of the house, in and out of a car, in and out of a doctors appointment left me in a pool of sweat.  Not only was it physically exhausting, I was always…

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The Day My Mother Didn’t say “Good Morning”

Yesterday morning I brought my Mother her breakfast and she didn’t say “Good Morning Dear” like she normally does, instead she said “I want to die”.  Her statement caught me off guard and like many caregivers I immediately thought, “Did I do something wrong?”  “Is she not happy here?”  “Was I frustrated and lose my…

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When you’re a caregiver what is the most important function?

When you’re a caregiver the most important function you have is to “take care of” your loved one.  That means taking care of their medications, doctor appointments, keeping track of surgeries, chronic conditions, etc.  Remembering your own health information is difficult.  Trying to remember someone else’s is even harder.  Do you want to eliminate your…