Rebecca speaks to the lovely Dominic Cardall about his wife of 33 years Gill.
Filter: Year 2017
Supporting loved ones with dementia is something very close to my heart so I've written about some areas that may help :-)
A few areas to consider:
Maintain your well-being
When caring for a loved one with dementia, it can be easy to put the other person's needs first and ignore your own, but looking after yourself is vital for your own health and well-being :-) Taking care of yourself is an absolute must!
You could try writing lists as they can be useful to break down the steps needed for each decision or task that needs to be made. This might also help to reduce stress in decision-making.Read more
Some days I feel desperately sad that I cannot help, some days I feel overwhelmed with anger at the emotional abuse I receive at your hands...and sometimes I feel so much guilt at the thought of not giving up my life (and that's what it would be) to give in to your every demand and becoming a shell. A battered and bruised individual who will never be good enough to support you in the way you need.
Last year I heard the psychiatrist write your life off. I wondered if someone diagnosed with a physical illness would receive the same callous and blasé attitude.Read more