For so many years I watched as my mother cared for my grandmother…now I see that I am stepping into a new role as care giver to my mother. I never knew the trials and tribulations she faced as the only daughter to her mother, now as my mother ages, I am living those trials as the only daughter. My mother was/is a strong woman…and working with a strong woman can be trying in the best of times. Today we are making hot pepper mustard…that is to say I am making and she is directing! You gotta love her!
Did you know?
A study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine suggests that engaging in legacy activities like scrapbooking and story sharing can increase family communication and reduce stress for caregivers to chronically ill individuals. Caregivers reported less stress and patients reported decreased breathing difficulty and increased religious meaning.
Read more here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664509/