Does Sharing Make You a Better Caregiver?
On Saturday, Jennifer, who cares for her husband, Paul, joined me for Table Talk. You can listen to our show via the player at the bottom of the post.
During our conversation, Jennifer spoke about the feeling of camaraderie she feels from reading and sharing with fellow family caregivers. Her comments, as well as a recent post from Kristin, gave me a deeper insight about the power of sharing about a difficult life experience. Both Jennifer and Kristin spoke about taking inspiration from other family caregivers, that knowing others persevere inspires them to do the same.
So, I wonder: Do you think sharing about your experiences makes you a better family caregiver? Does sharing give you the energy (and, perhaps, faith) to keep going? Please share your thoughts in our comments section, below.
- Congrats to Brenda, who won autographed copies of Take Comfort, Too, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers and The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey for sharing a six-word caregiving tip.
- In Six Words, What’s Your Simple Caregiving Tip? (caregiving.com)
- Call for Nominations: National Family Caregiver of the Year (caregiving.com)
- What Do You Know Now? (caregiving.com)
- Research Opportunity for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia (caregiving.com)