Last night, during our chat on Twitter, we talked about our plans for Thanksgiving and the traditions about our day we enjoy.
As I read the comments shared between family caregivers during our chat, I thought about the first Thanksgiving you face as a family caregiver. The holidays often become that benchmark, that reminder of how much differs because of a caree’s disease or disability and your caregiving role. That first holiday season, when traditions change or family members disappear or the loneliness of the experience settles in, can really be tough.
Toward the end of our chat, I asked: What ideas can help the first-time family caregiver facing the holidays?
I’d love for you to share your answers to that question, too. What tips can you offer to help them cope with their caree’s decline and their responsibility as a family caregiver? What suggestions can you share which can help them manage challenges with family who may be in denial about a caree’s diagnosis? Please share in our comments section, below.
- Holiday Survival Guide (caregiving.com)
- Hot Topics: Where’s the Help? (caregiving.com)
- The Caregiver’s Dilemma (caregiving.com)
- Report: Almost Half of Family Caregivers Perform Medical Tasks (caregiving.com)