Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Defining Success for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Have you ever stopped to think about what makes a person a “good caregiver”? Is it the amount of time you sacrifice for your loved one? Is it giving them all your energy? Is it buying them nice things? Or, could it be something more?
Many Americans define their success by money and how much they can buy. Michelle Obama once said, “Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” We couldn’t agree more!
Here, at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center we believe that success is defined by the positive impact you have on the life of the person you care for.
If you’re able to find a moment of real connection with your loved one, than you can consider yourself successful. It’s not easy to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease so give yourself some credit. You work hard every day to make sure your loved one’s needs are met. Most caregivers go above and beyond for the one’s they love.
Another way to define caregiver success is by gauging your own happiness in the work you do. Although, we understand that every day isn’t always peachy, if you feel good about helping and caring for your loved one most of the time than you are successful.
Remember, there is no shortage of challenges that come with being an Alzheimer’s caregiver. However, no matter how challenging these times can be, you seem to jump these hurdles like a champion. If you’re able to keep your head up and find little moments of joy in the day than you can consider yourself successful.
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Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199 or email us below. Thanks for watching today’s Monday Mojo for Caregivers and we’ll see you again next week!