Sam, who hadn’t spoken a word for over a year, and as soon as he heard the song, “Auld Lange Syne”, he started belting out the words to that song.
Rayna discussed how important self-care is for the caregiver, and how important it is for the caregiver to check in on themselves by asking the following questions, How am I doing? What’s going well?
Betsy has a poem: Grief is like clothing. Sometimes it is heavy like a coat and sometimes light like a sweater. Grief is always there because we wear it all the time!
“Before we know it, we can be overwhelmed by the responsibilities and stress of managing a family member’s personal, medical, home, legal, financial, and social care needs.”