There are moments in all caregivers’ lives when we wonder,
“Can I survive as a caregiver?”
And if we manage to survive, some may ask:
“Is it too much to ask for a Sprinkle of Joy?”
- grow distraught at the finality–the “dead end” road upon which my father walked. After all, Alzheimer’s is a terminal disease–there is no cure…not yet
- make it fun and try to find the joy each day.
Finding the JOY in caregiving made caring for him a little easier considering we lived with so much stress, we thought we were getting Alzheimer’s trying to keep up with his care! There’s a name for this: caregiver dementia.
How did we survive and then find the joy?
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Brenda Avadian, MA
Caregiver Spokesperson, Advocate, & Author