Jan 01, 2015 - 11:04 AM
In addition, I have found Connie Goldman's book, The Gifts of Caregiving: Stories of Hardship, Hope, and Healing, to be a beacon of hope for your situation. http://www.amazon.com/Gifts-Caregivin...
To assist you immediately, here is a quote directly from Amazon.com:
Gems of wisdom: * Humor always helps * A caregiver must take time for herself * It is a special experience--a time of growth * You must give up expectations * We are all mortal (even teens) * One day at a time. Stay in the present * Appreciate the simple things * There is a partnership between those giving and those receiving--listen * Help her validate the life she has had * Physical touch is valuable * Find others to share both the good and the difficult * Ask for help when you need it * Acknowledge your anger, your fear, your impatience, your guilt * You will not make her well, but you can ease the way * Being with him is important. One does not always have to do. You have the list, but you do not have the stories that will dwell in your mind and your heart. You may not need this book now, but you will be inspired by it as you read these stories of quiet courage, love, and hope.