The pressures of caring are immense. They come from all sides – the physical strain of pushing a wheelchair, hoisting from one chair to another, picking them up after a fall. Or the mental frustration of life with someone who can’t remember what happened moments ago, or whose personality has been overshadowed as dementia takes hold. As a carer, you adjust to new pressures each day. Until you just can’t take any more and feel like you can’t go on.
If you have ever thought ‘I just want my normal life back!’, how did you keep going? Did you take a holiday? Or introduce new routines or activities into your lives? Share your wisdom and experience with members of the Forum. It could be just the thing that saves their sanity.
Simplyhealth Care for Life team