Episode # 75
In this episode, I talk a little bit about mental stress while caregiving for our loved one. There are a whole lot of things that goes on that I don’t share in the podcast. There may come a time when I’m able to do so, but as of right now I don’t feel comfortable sharing everything that goes on.
There’s a lot of times when there is of good bit of back and forth between Stephanie and I, Michael and I, Stephanie and I and Michael that we don’t go into in the podcast.
There’s a lot of things that Mama does and says that she would not do or say, if it were not for this devastating disease of dementia and there are times when you have to step back and catch your breath to where you can handle some of the things that are said and done that are quite hurtful at times
I do not have any real good answers for anyone who’s dealing with stress while they are caregiving. My solution a whole lot of the time is getting on the computer. This is where I spend most of my time that I’m not caregiving for mom.
I also honestly do not think that the doctors have very good answers, either, except to push pills. They don’t even seem to know where this dementia comes from, or even how you get it.
You also have some mental stress when you 1st start taking care of a loved one with their medications, especially if you are on medication yourself for an issue. You worry about whether or not you’re giving them too much or not enough of their medications, but you work through it and you relax as time goes on.