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wendy e

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Mar 29, 2020
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Hey @wendy e , one thing I have learned is that when you are in the thick of it all it is hard to see how bad it has all become. You compare yourself to others and think that others have it worse than you. I did exactly the same - told myself that I had it easy, that I should be stronger, that it wasnt too bad, right up to the point where I reached carers breakdown. You have to do things that are right, not just for him, but for you too.
Thank you, means so much that people understand. xx
 

wendy e

Registered User
Mar 29, 2020
22
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Hey @wendy e , one thing I have learned is that when you are in the thick of it all it is hard to see how bad it has all become. You compare yourself to others and think that others have it worse than you. I did exactly the same - told myself that I had it easy, that I should be stronger, that it wasnt too bad, right up to the point where I reached carers breakdown. You have to do things that are right, not just for him, but for you too.
Thank you, means so much that people understand. xx
Hi. I look after both parents (different houses) . It is not easy. Dad has carers in 5days a week I do 2. At the moment I look after mum one day a week as she is a lot better than dad . No dementia unlike dad. Before I got into a routine it was 6 days a week and I reached carers burnout. Got up thinking about them and still thought about them when I wasn’t there. I implemented the carers coming more and arranged day care in a care home once a month. It was for him to socialise and to have a bath as dad has mobility issues. I know it’s not easy but without you there would be no him. We are here to help and listen. Keep posting.
Thank you for those comments. xxx