Why do people think that I'm lucky because I'm trained carer when I'm looking after Brian. Ok yes I can spot problems as they arise but I can also see things that aren't there that red patch of skin is possible just that not a pressure sore in the making. Dementia patients I could deal with because I was trained to do that so why am I devastated by a few words from Brian yes I know I should be able to rise above it but because it's my loved one it hurts.
The training in nutrition says he should eat a balanced diet with lots of protein to keep him healthy but when he wants rice pudding and icecream I have the heart notion that at least he eating but the struggle is hard. I wish people would understand that what I did as a job is totally different to what I do in my home with my loved one.