Daily Archives: February 11, 2011
Self Care for the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver | Caring.com
“It’s really important to pay attention to feedback from others,” he says. Too often, it seems, observations – from a partner, a child, a sibling, a best friend – that a situation is less than stellar or that the person giving care is struggling are heard the wrong way by caregivers.
The natural response: Defensiveness! Anger! Hearing fightin’ words!
The better response: Consider those words to be a gift, Robbins says. “View such comments as a kindness, that someone is being kind enough to give feedback, even if it sounds critical.” And then, he adds: “Accept what you hear at face value and ask yourself what the person must have seen in order to say that.”
Read the entire article here: Self Care for the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver | Caring.com.