Anne Jones’s tips on how to survive caring for an elderly parent while being strong in yourself as you care for a loved one.
My mother was given a maximum of six months to live so we brought her into our home to care for her last days. Three years later she was still with us! I share the insights and understanding that this time brought me and how you can keep your energy and spirits strong through what can be an intensely demanding and challenging time.
This week I am looking at the inevitable consequence of having a dependant relative, whether you are the main carer or share the role with other family members or professional carers and nurses, there is bound to be a time when, however much you are doing, however much you give, you will feel pangs of guilt.