“Don’t Give Advice to People Who Are Drowning” by Susan Macaulay

For anyone who has been told “Ask for help,” when you feel you are struggling to cope with your caregiver responsibilities, Karyn found an excellent article called “Don’t Give Advice to People Who Are Drowning” by Susan Macaulay, published on The Caregiver Network website.

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Here’s a quote from the article: 

“Ask for help,” is a tip I’ve found on just about every Alzheimer’s dementia care website I’ve ever visited.

Imagine this:

A woman wades into the sea. She walks out from the safety of the beach. Suddenly the sea floor drops off and she gets caught in a powerful current. She starts to drown. People on the beach notice. A crowd of onlookers gathers at the shoreline. The crowd includes several lifeguards. Everybody watches as the woman drowns. “Call for help! Call for help!” Some of them yell at her, but no one, including the lifeguards, does anything. No one steps into the water. No one tries to save her. No one tries to help her save herself.

Ridiculous, right?”

Do you relate to this article? Please let us know in the comment section above.

Lindsay

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