Judge not the Family Caregiver

Published February 1, 2016 by zuzusays

This is truth, written in a positive way.

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Lately, I have been addressing the issue of judging other people.

I have written about not judging other caregivers for expressing anger, frustration, or resentment “Caregivers Need Support for their Feelings”. Many caregivers feel negative emotions, even briefly, at some point. If you have not yet experienced those feelings, you likely will; it’s normal and okay as long as your actions are loving. I have written about not rushing to judgment when well-intentioned friends and families make irritating or hurtful statements meant to be helpful in your caregiving role “Be Mindful of Being Overly Sensitive to ‘Helpful’ Comments”. We tend to overreact to others’ comments when they have no experience with caregiving. Our gut reactions are justified but our friends and family usually mean well. In this post I want to focus on judging family caregivers.

Millions of families need a caregiver to help with an ailing and/or…

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