The Gift of Caring

The Gift of Caring

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a Christmas party in my home. The people who attended were long-time friends who gather every year at the holidays. Since this group of special friends falls into a similar age bracket as I do, some of them are dealing with aging parents. Some of those aging parents are dealing with cognitive issues. Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia issues are becoming all too commonplace. But as those issues increase, so do the number on caregivers, many of whom are family members. As anyone who has been there can attest, caregiving takes a toll of the caregiver. The Alzheimer’s Association has a Caregiver Stress Check available on their website at Alzheimer’s.org/care. The point is, the caregiver must take care of...