Tell Us: How Does Your Caregiving Day Feel like "Groundhog Day"?

Denise

Tell Us: How Does Your Caregiving Day Feel like "Groundhog Day"?

Denise
In honor of Groundhog Day, let's take a closer look at how your caregiving day looks like "Groundhog Day," the movie.

What do you repeat often during your day? You could repeat directions, instructions, tasks. You may repeat it once every day or often throughout each day. Whatever it is, it can create a sameness about your day which can be maddening.

So, tell us: When does your caregiving day feel like the movie? What do you repeat over and over?

Share your experiences in our comments section, below.

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Lark

I recently watched Groundhog with Bill Murray. At the time I did not think about how much my life is the same day over and over again. My husband has FTD. FTD can be confusing because typically there are periods of relatively good days followed by a period of rough days. I am told that the more difficult days will become the norm and maybe that is already happening. I am not a good judge of his progress because I am so close to him and routine is so basic. We do not have a schedule but inevitably days begin to line up in pretty much the same pattern. Currently my husband is sleeping about three-fourths of the day and night. His doctor said this is not unusual and not to worry about it. In fact he suggested that I should relax and don't worry about much when it comes to the variety of symptoms my husband displays. The exception would be something requiring hospitalization. All of his doctors agree that their job and mine is to help my husband have the best quality of life he can have and to that common goal we modify and accept rather than force issues that cannot be fixed. So, our days go by in a steady flow. I do get out at times and I do have friends I spend time with and I am practicing taking care of myself. Our days and nights are mixed up....much like having a newborn. My husband tends to like the same foods over and over and needs life to be as predictable as possible. I don't know when I noticed that we often have \"cookie cutter\" days. \r\nDoes it upset me that our days are pretty much the same over and over? No. It is comforting and predictable and that is a precious place to be in when I know our future will evolve into difficult times and deep sorrow.