More on Caring For Parents :)

flower-22656_640It seems like caregiving is unending to me. I read Ketzela’s blog and I can understand depression almost winning. Just because we are caregivers does not mean we don’t need help in our life issues as well (like my internal tape saying, Hey why are you typing this???).

This morning I gave Mom flowers, to which she said. “Thank You, now put them over there.” I guess you had to be there (or not) because it wasn’t so much the “put them over there”, it was I can never seem to do enough which for me almost takes over many days.

Bless your hearts for understanding! :) Il

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Jun 21, 2013

I can relate to this. My mom became really negative over the course of the last year. And now even when something good happens, she still finds the bad in it…and sometimes when I try to point out good things she says I just don’t understand (even though I think I, of all people, do understand). I can see where they become overwhelmed and frustrated with it all though and I try not to blame her. But, it is tough. She has good days where she really seems happy, but those are few and far between.

Jun 23, 2013

Staying in touch with a loved one suffering from depression and other challenges can be worrisome, not knowing if they are OK or not, while you are working or doing other errands.