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10 Daily Affirmations For Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

Posted by on December 10, 2016 under Caregiver Corner | Be the First to Comment

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Last year, 15.9 million family and friends provided unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The challenges of this caregiving role are palpable, as close to 60% of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high.

Source: 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer’s Association

Considering this is one of the most stressful kinds of caregiving, daily affirmations can be a powerful source of encouragement and provide reassurance.

10 Daily Affirmations For Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

  1. I am doing the best I can do. I should not fear what tomorrow holds, but take each day as a chance to learn something new and grow my confidence as a caregiver.
  2. When I am frustrated, I will take a few deep breaths and remind myself that patience is a virtue I can and will embrace.
  3. I need to take care of me to be here tomorrow. Is there something I am neglecting to do for my own health and well-being?
  4. Worry is my worst enemy. I am in control of my thoughts and should focus on what I can control, and accept things I can’t change.
  5. If it were me being cared for, I would want my caregiver to (fill in the blank).
  6. The energy I bring to each day has power. It is up to me to make it positive and joyful.
  7. I am thankful for this day and the chance to live, love and provide care to someone who needs me.
  8. Do I need a helping hand today from a friend or family member? Don’t hesitate to call someone.
  9. When it’s time to rest, rest! Sleep is an essential necessity I should never ignore.
  10. I need to give myself credit for what I do every day. It takes a very strong person to do what I do and I should be proud of myself.

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Little Dot: A Kitten With Spina Bifida

Posted by on December 16, 2013 under Caregiver Corner | Be the First to Comment

Lottle Dot - kitten with Spina Bifida

Photo courtesy of www.facebook.com/dot.the.kitten

Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes, and so do the miracles that inspire our devotion.  We found today’s inspiration in the touching story of a sweet kitten named Little Dot. Little Dot was born with Spina Bifida, a rare birth defect involving the spinal column that occurs during pregnancy.  In Dot’s case, her vertebral arch was unable to fuse normally, leaving her incontinent and without the use of her hind legs.

Little Dot doesn’t  let her disability stop her, and loves to play, climb, chase and cuddle like any other kitten!  She often wears diapers and uses little wheelchair designed for her tiny frame.  Check out this cute video of her playing with a ribbon:

Thanks to Tabby’s Place Cat Sanctuary, she was recently adopted into a loving home with people who are prepared to care for her special needs. See more photos and videos of Little Dot exploring the world on her Facebook page.

Do you have a special caregiving story to share?  We’d love to hear it!

For more information about Spina Bifida, visit the Spina Bifida Association.  Find the latest caregiver resources and support in Total HomeCare Supplies’ Caregiver Corner.

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