Caring for someone with dementia at home can be an overwhelming situation. You find yourself laser focused on basic survival, and everything else falls far down — or completely off — your To Do List.
Who cares if the dishes are done when you spent the morning chasing after your wandering Alzheimer's person? Laundry will have to wait. Forget about cooking a real meal. Each day seems to turn into a lesson in basic survival. You can't go on like this.
I believe most friends and family members want to help. But often when people don't know what to do, they do nothing (sigh).
You're Going to Have to Ask for What You Need
Help with little things give friends and family a way to contribute, and allow them to see your true situation. When someone says, "how can I help?" be ready to accept their offer.
See, it's good for everyone when you don't do the dishes. Ask someone for help today.
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Karen Favo Walsh.
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