FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/ Answering Alice /
Last week, Alice
shared her story about caregiver abuse. We knew
an extremely important topic which needed to be immediately
responded to by the experts. And so you responded.
Because (and anyone who has been with us for a while can
recite along with me as soon as I start the following
statement), “There are no better experts on caregiving than your fellow
caregivers.” And once again,
you have proven it to be true in every single response:
I am in a similar situation with my father.
It doesn't involve substance addictions, but I
have been feeling abused in the relationship...Continued
A bit more information would be helpful here.
This is serious and her father giving
her mother extra meds was a felony...Continued
My feeling and suggestion is that you get out
of the situation…Continued
We may be caregivers but we are not miracle
Acupuncture, massage therapy, swimming,
whirlpools, and holistic healing…Continued
Alice - I'm so sorry for the pain that
both you and your mother are going through...Continued
My heart goes out to Alice as it seems
to be a combined situation of medications and
My husband has a spinal cord injury
(T-5) with paralysis from the waist down & in
his right arm…Continued
A day later we ran into a friend whose
health situation was entirely different but
experiencing similar pain...Continued
It sounds to me like this job is just too big
for any one person to handle…Continued
First of all, you're in over your head
- you shouldn't be dealing with this woman
The personal nature and amount of responses convinces us that we need to
conversation. Please join us in the forum.
I will be traveling around Iowa, Wisconsin
and Texas this coming fall, (in addition to our
Fearless Caregiver schedule) so looking forward
to seeing you on the road.
Getting to love the twitter!