Caregiver and Patient

A duty, I never thought I would need to perform. Heck, I wasn't too sure I was taking good care of myself.

How often have you noticed, soon after you receive comfort from some troubling situation, you encounter someone else facing a similar situation? Now, the comfort we provide is more credible because we have "been there and done that".

After learning my mom had Alzhiemer's, the role of being her primary caregiver still did not register to me.

How could it be when I did not have a clue how and what to do? There has to be someone more qualified. Even after accepting the responsibility, I wasn't ready.

It wasn't until I realized there was no one else to take on that role and out of my love for her, I realized it had to be me.

After performing my first thankless task, I gave my all. The symptoms of Alzheimer's was quickly taking effect.

It was at that moment I realized whatever I was going to do, I had better do it quick. A good quality of life, for both she and I, was most important before it was too late.

Bar all the legal junk, which adds to the stress, a good quality of life is crucial to enduring the stress of caregiving.

I really enjoyed, seven years, taking care of my mom and by her actions, she did too.

Prepare yourself, you also may be the primary caregiver for a family member or love one. Often a thankless duty but a very rewarding blessing.

He comforts us in all our troubles and strengthen us in every good thing we do and say, so we may comfort each other.

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Lonnie Ali

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