Thank you for those kind words. And good wishes to you also.Dear @Hazara8
Thank you for posting these thought provoking words. As you say in the end we have to look within, start to open the pages of our own book, to deal with what we have to externally, in a caring role. Learn to work around the invisible elephant in our loved ones life.
An old saying keeps coming back to me, first related to me in a very sad moment in my life. “They were the best of times, they were the worst of times”. In the caring role clearly we know what the worst of times are. But in overcoming problems, supporting our loved one, developing inside ourselves, we know a little more about the best of times. At another level yes sadness what a cruel illness is doing to our loved one. But conversely we are saddened because we knew and loved that person when they were at their best. I always had a good relationship with my mum. Caring must be so much harder where the relationship with the PWD was strained before the illness. For those individuals I have a very high regard when they take on a caring role at any level.
Thank you again for a thoughtful post. Best wishes for the future, continuing to turn the pages of your own book.