Cognitive Memory Loss
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Life events can be unpredictable. One minute everyone is fine and the next moment there is an illness long or short-term. Many of us are not trained or prepared mentally to take on the difficulties life brings to us.
Illness or a catastrophic event is unpredictable and can lead to a lot of stress and worry on the person and the caregiver. This stress affects your emotional and physical well-being.
Grief and guilt become a part of everyday life. Grieving the loss of physical abilities and expectations of more time in the future. Grieving the death of a loved one. Many caregivers of loved ones realize they grieve throughout the illness.
Guilt is a big factor affecting caregivers. There is so much guilt surrounding caregivers with the feeling of being inadequate. The guilt of not providing enough time, the guilt of needing time for yourself, the guilt that you are healthy, the guilt of not saying or doing the right thing prior to illness, or guilt due to family dynamics.
Anger can affect caregivers. There are times working with a loved one with a cognitive deficit from stroke, dementia or just personality can be difficult. Resulting in frustration and anger from the patient or caregiver. Knowing the right things to say or do to reduce the tension can be very beneficial on both sides.
With my personal and professional background, I can talk with you, create a plan, help alleviate the stress.
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