Caregiving is emotionally, psychologically, and physically taxing and sometimes it feels very overwhelming.
I walked into the home of an elderly couple to talk with the caregiver. Her 81-year-old husband was becoming more and more difficult to deal with at home. His dementia symptoms were rapidly changing. Once a very calm, caring, and loving individual, he had become almost completely non-verbal and very anxious.
I asked, “How are you holding up.” The 80-year-old wife looking at me suddenly dropped her head downward as if to hide her face. But, just below her well-kept curly gray hair, I could see her eyes becoming red and tears began streaming down her aged cheeks. She whispered, “It’s getting very hard.”
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