December 10, 2019 by jas
Many caregivers need a nudge, or a helping hand to blossom and grow…to feel encouraged and supported.
New Caregivers will soon find that most caregivers care about caregivers and want to be helpful, want to share.
While this is not a ‘how to do it’ site, and we certainly do not diagnose or give medical advice of any kind, there are a few steps those caring for loved ones with memory loss might take to help get reliable, educated, assistance.
We offer this nudge, these suggestions…
…you follow your instincts.
Once you suspect memory loss in a loved one, or yourself,
FIRST: contact medical professionals to confirm your unique situation;
SECOND: locate Alzheimer Society office and connect with their professionals
THIRD: find a support group focused on your specific needs.
FIRST: self-care “…never look into a mirror without smiling!”
The learn all you can so your fears and desperation dissipate.
It is up to you to let others know you need the help. As a caregiver, reach out often to find encouragement and support you need.
No one knows you need help unless you make it known.
Caregivers: I pass along my belief that familiarity, learned through stories, becomes a bridge from uncertainties and anxiety to courage.
1- Stay with us.
2- Read through what is here.
3- Bookmark our site so you can come back when you can.
4- Sign up to get notices when new pages or writings are added.
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“New Caregiver Nudge” Copyright © 2019 Judith Allen Shone
Each day do something to make others smile and your heart sing! -jas