I worked in many other firms prior to launching my business and one of the nuggets I learned during my development was that change is a process. We need time to adapt to the changes happening around us and we need to give ourselves the space to practice, practice, practice.
I’ve been collecting my past blogs in a book format and as I go back and re-read some of my blogs, realize that many lessons I learn take time to stick.
Some of the key themes I struggle with the most seem to be:
- My parents don’t remember the changes they seem to accept (We are ready to move to the retirement community)
- For my parents, independence trumps safety, logic and trust (Accepting the “new truth” from those with dementia)
- My parents are unable to accept or understand, or both, that there is something wrong (How many times can you hear you have dementia?)
I’m not perfect, but I will continue to try to my best to help them, even when they don’t seem to want to help themselves. I understand that they may not know what is wrong or where to start. Accepted.
What are some of the things you struggle to adapt to in helping your loved ones?