A comforting thought ......

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Tender Face, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Having had to time to reflect on the assessment mum had this week, though it might be worth sharing this wonderful piece of advice I had for others who might be in a similar situation ......(i.e. caring for someone who lives independently - 'independent' being a relative term! :rolleyes: ).

    'We all live with risk to some degree, as long as everything we can think of is in place to prevent as much risk as we can, then it's enough. We none of us can plan for every eventuality even in our own homes.'

    That thought/advice is one I am trying to keep with me just now above all others ......

    Love, Karen, x
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    And it's very true Karen. I think we would all (intellectually) remove all risk from our loved one's life, but calm reflection shows us that that's not possible. If it was there would be no accidents at all, and of course there are, even when dementia isn't involved.

    All we can try to do is our best, and not second-guess ourselves.

    Love

    Jennifer
     
  3. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    16,110
    Toronto, Canada
    Yes, as long as we do the best we can, we can ask for nothing else.

    Life is full of risk and things that are out of our control can just happen. We need to keep that in mind also.

    Great thought, Karen, I hope it helps ease your mind.
     
  4. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    1,170
    Australia
    Dear Karen,
    Your advice was very timely for me at the moment. I'm a great one for "micro-managing" things so that I can control EVERYTHING :rolleyes: and (surprise! surprise!), it doesn't always work!!

    I agree that we need to realise that we can only do our best and the rest is up to fate or whatever we believe directs our lives.
    Thank you for your help.
     

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