Thinking of those who Care at Christmas……

Those who support people with dementia  also need time at Christmas.

They often feel isolated and pressured at this time of year. Trying to juggle caring with all the normal hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas must be so challenging at times.

They need a Hug……..just like we do

They need Time……just like we do

They need support…….just like we do

Parallel lives.

If you know someone caring for someone else this Christmas, offer to give them a break. Look after their loved one for a few hours so they too can go and enjoy the festivities. They may just need time to shop, time to wander walk round the shops, time to wrap parcels in peace or do a bit of cooking, or they may just need time to simply be by themselves.

Help make their Christmas a happier one by simply giving the gift of time… 🙂

 

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

6 thoughts on “Thinking of those who Care at Christmas……

  1. Well said! …My daughter is having a hellish time right now juggling the challenges of raising a tween and a teen, teaching school full time, and caring for her husband who is wheelchair bound with MS, and requires a lot of daily assistance. Trying to fit Christmas planning into all this is literally breaking her spirit. We do what we can to help out – but my main function seems to be *to listen*.

    Sometimes we forget that someone has to care for the carers!!

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