When you love someone who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, you often feel alone in your thoughts and feelings. You may wonder if anyone else thinks the same thing or feels the same way.
I hope to reassure you and normalize the thoughts caregivers may have while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. These are 9 thoughts I had while my mom was living with Alzheimer’s.
1. This is so unfair. Why is this happening to me?
2. She doesn’t deserve this. Why is this happening to her?
3. No one will ever understand what I am going through. I’m all alone.
4. I should be grateful that I still have my mom, but I just want my old mom back.
5. Am I a good daughter? I never feel like I’m doing enough.
6. Why doesn’t this person help out more? They know how hard this is. I shouldn’t have to ask them for help!
7. I just want this to be over with. I don’t know how much more I can take.
8. Oh wait, my mom is actually going to die from this someday. I don’t ever want that day to come!
9. As hard as this is now, I know I will miss it when it’s gone. I know I will miss her when she’s gone. I should just try to make the most of however much time I have left with her.
I hope that you could see the evolution of my thoughts as you read through them. It took me a long time to get to that last one, but with my help, I hope you will get there much sooner!
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**If you liked this post, you would love my book “When Only Love Remains: Surviving My Mom’s Battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s.” It’s available on all Amazon marketplaces.