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Making Tough Decisions While Caregiving

Even when we have had the appropriate conversations with our loved one about his or her wishes under certain definable circumstances, life is rarely so neat that we are presented with clear choices. For this reason, caregivers often need to make tough decisions under sometimes murky conditions. My personal feeling is that respect for the dignity and legacy of the person we provide care for can be a comforting guide as we travel this road.

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Absolutely, Anne! Second guessing ourselves when we did the best we could with what we had is not only senseless, it's self-defeating and can lead to depression and other illnesses. We have to have self-compassion as well as compassion for others.

It's important for caregivers to be as prepared for making these tough decisions as possible, working with other family members. Then, once the decision is made, try not to second-guess, and accept that one is doing the best one can.

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