You Know You Need Help – But What and Where to Find It?
It’s not uncommon to realize “almost too late” that family members recognize they need help with someone with memory deficits. Long-distance runners call it “hitting the wall.” Primary caregivers may say, “Enough is enough. I cannot do this alone anymore.” Here are some things to consider when looking for help:
- What is the hardest part of your day?
- What would be most helpful for you? For your loved one?
- What is most important? Keeping the person safe? Giving you a break in the care cycle?
- How can you do this without feeling guilty? (If you weren’t providing the care, what would happen to the person?)
- Where should I start to look for help? Find a trusted, knowledgeable community resource that takes time to talk with you and answers your questions.
- What is this life saving help called? Respite – “giving the caregiver a break from the daily routine.”
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