I so wish that I had known of your wise words when I was caregiver for my Mother in law. Back then I had little knowledge of dementia.. working at an Adult Day Care Health Center for 10 & 1/2 years gave me the understanding & education to work with all types of needs.
But Dave, I’ve gained so much MORE knowledge from your words of wisdom. Your relating it to others, makes an individual simply want to continue to absorb all the wisdom you offer… thank you for sharing it with so many!!!!May God continue to bless you with the ability to help others.
Dave is really my idol because he created something amazing for caregivers. When I was a caregiver for my father, I remember that it was so hard (I’m crying just thinking about when I was his caregiver…. and it’s been 15 years already). If I had access to Dave’s community of support when I was a caregiver, I would have been in much better condition to thrive, and not have been so stressed all the time — I was BARELY surviving, and my health suffered. I read some blog posts, and that is EXACTLY what I needed to hear 15 years ago. Thank you Dave for offering this support to the next generation so they don’t have to go through what I went through.