Chad is a full-time caregiver who takes care of his mother and an administrator of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group that we are supporting. In this episode: 01:00 – Chad tells us about himself 05:00 – Mike and Chad talk about their loved ones who they had to take care of and of treasuring
That is completely normal. I received a message from a random person and she said that I am just giving hope. We have to have hope. You have to have something to look forward to. If there’s hope in the future, then there’s power in the present. We need to provide hope not only for
Daily Dementia Dose: Have you ever felt you just want to shout as a caregiver? Have you ever felt that sometimes as a caregiver, you just want to give up or just shout? Just get out of the situation? Several weeks ago I went to a nursing home and the patient just did not want me.
Daily Dementia Dose: You cannot give what you do not have I think last Monday or Tuesday, I wasn’t able to go live because I was just so tired. I was seeing patients and doing a lot of paperwork. I was just so tired and in reality, I cannot give what I do not have.
Daily Dementia Dose: Change Your Words, You Change Your World Today, I’m thankful for our vehicles, our cars, I am going to take it to Walmart to get the oil changed. I’m still thankful for it because we have a vehicle to drive to and from work. Number two that I am grateful for is
Daily Dementia Dose: Attitude of Gratitude Yesterday I just received the copy of our Caregiver Freedom Journal. It’s a very quick journal that You can write down on everyday for 60 days. You can write down in the attitude of gratitude journal and we have an inspirational quote for caregivers at the top of the
Daily Dementia Dose: How to handle conflict? Conflict is always there. If you have a dementia patient or a loved one with this condition, there will always be conflict and argument. Even Jesus Christ himself said, “I come into this world not to give peace, but to come and give trials and tribulation.” Conflict is
Daily Dementia Dose: How to prevent caregiver burnout If you are a caregiver, taking care of your patients or your loved ones, and if you’re taking care of them 24/7, you’re going to get burned out. My wife worked as a nurse. If a nurse works a 12-hour shift, they get tired. They need to
MisUnderstanding Dementia: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all This morning I received a message from one of my high school friends and she was telling me stuff that are not really nice at all for me. They were not really pleasant at all. She wanted to connect with
MisUnderstanding Dementia: Running Your Own Race A lot of caregivers, nurses, or therapists like me, we sometimes compare our dementia patients with other dementia patients. Every patient is different, like every person is different. Last night, when we were at the church, the pastor said – It’s not where you’re coming from, it’s not