As a Caregiver, a strength you may reveal – is Courage in the face of the unknown.
The Caregiver Strength of Courage
Courage is incredible because it will help you to continue, even when you are not getting, the answers you need, to move forward in any direction.
When you are caring and supporting a Loved One,
You may even do superhuman acts, of moving a car of a loved one or
Like getting up in the middle of the night, when you have gotten no sleep at all.
Day after day, month after month, year after year, helping in every way possible.
Courage is often shown in the face of fear
Caregiver Story of Courage
I contacted the Alzheimer’s Association, I needed help, I realized my Loved One was showing signs of Stage 1, 2 & 3 with many signs fast approaching Stage 3 which, is scary because there was no Stage 4…
I asked if the Association could help me, they advised, until I get a diagnosis from a Geriatrician they could not help me. I talked about my Loved One’s symptoms, I pleaded for help, I tried to negotiate another option for help.
None of those options were enough for help from the Association.
No one could help me until I had a diagnosis, which involved a long list of things starting with, contacting His local GP. Then waiting for maybe even months for an appointment for a Geriatrician and doing what that specialist needed to do to ascertain the results of my Loved One’s condition.
On that day, I am so glad, I didn’t know what would need to happen. I was looking for a solution and I knew, I needed more help, then anyone was giving me, now. I did not understand anything about my Loved One’s condition. Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Age. There are many possible, reasons, Nor would I until, many years had passed with many lessons, and many more life experiences.
Remember you have the grit, the guts, bravery to see this through!
Is Courage a strength of Yours?- What else are your Strengths?
This is part of the Top 20 Caregiver Strength Series
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