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Hindsight for Caregivers: If You Knew Then What You Know Now

CaregiverCreditneonbrand-454417-unsplashMuch like an adult who realizes that he or she has a "wounded child" living inside – a child who suffers from unearned self-blame or low self-esteem because of life events – many adult caregivers carry the guilt from their "infant" caregiving years to their grave. They spend precious time thinking about how they should have understood someone's needs better, could have been more patient, would have done any number of things better, if only they knew then what they know now.

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I'm glad that you could relate, Sandy. We do the best that we can with what we know so we have to forgive ourselves for what we didn't know. Even specialists keep learning.

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Carol

OMGOD THAT IS SOSOSOSS TRUE! Also true for me This hits me like no other took care of my Mom for 15years and took us on rides you would never dream of! DEMENTIA IS HORRIBLE1

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