Common Sense Caregiving

Common Sense Caregiving: Caregiver Guilt

Mr. Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. He has authored over 350 articles on the subject.

Guilt is an overpowering and complicated emotion; however, it does appear to have a purpose in the life of human beings. When knowing we’ve done something wrong, by all means, we should experience at least a modicum of shame. But, if you were a caregiver there will be times when memories filled with unwarranted waves of guilt that will wash right over you. There doesn’t have to have been any wrong doing occur to cause this. The reason is simply that you cared so deeply that you never felt adequate enough in executing this role.

Common Sense Caregiving: The Time Traveling Dementia Patient

Mr. Gary LeBlanc is a health columnist specializing in dementia care. He has authored over 350 articles on the subject.

Columnist Gary LeBlanc

Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? I’m sure that most of us have dreamt of this at some time or another.

Well, I can’t tell you how many times my father would ask me if he had to go to school in the morning. When I would finally get him settled down into bed at night, the disease of Alzheimer’s would often transport his mind back into the school days of his youth.

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