To Help You When Caring
There are many words we use to describe people who give care: Caregiver, Carer, Care Partner, Parent, Friend, Doctor, Nurse, CNA, Home Health Aid… and the list goes on. But there are few Motto’s I’ve seen to help those in this roles; so I thought I would share with you one of mine. Keep in mind this applies to all relationships not just those with Dementia. This one I call the POWERFUL P’s.
It’s About Progress…
It’s about Preserving your relationship with the one you are caring for.
It’s about creating a Peaceful environment for both of you.
It’s about interpreting Perceptions from new angles.
It’s about Participating, energizing and adapting.
It’s about Purposeful, independent living at all stages of life; so we all feel like we belong and are loved.
YES…It’s about Progress, not perfection.
Keep in mind, you can only do the best you can in every moment, knowing what you know at the time, given your skill set and mood you choice to deliver your care in. Each moment is an opportunity to learn and grow so that you may be better in the next moment. Remember though, it is up to you; and only you to look for, analyze, appreciate, and apply those lessons wrapped in the needs of those we care for.