Or, have you experienced some sweetness, akin to lemonade...or limoncello?
(This was adapted from my recent post. The photo is courtesy of Agriturismo Il Giardino di Vigliano outside Sorrento, Italy)
I hope your caregiving or self care during this crisis has had positive aspects. I’d love to hear what good things you have experienced or at least how you’ve adjusted to the isolation and restrictions.
Yes, this is unsettling uncertainty and I know many of you are feeling vulnerable and struggling. Thankfully, I feel healthy, grateful, and fortunate, all things considered. I’ve found new ways to reach out to my friends, family, caregivers, community, and collaborators, including through my Facebook Support Group.
For example, I recently organized a Zoom call with my late mother‘s family. We had two aunts, and an uncle, several cousins, my brother, and a few adult children. This many family members hadn’t interacted since mom’s memorial in 2013! We are doing it again soon!
I’m also excited about my new virtual support group on Zoom. The next one is May 21, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM *Pacific Time* (-7:00 from GMT), and continues every month on the third Thursday. Please join other unpaid dementia caregivers by computer or by phone for a 90-minute conversation about caring for your person living with dementia. You will gain advice, support, help, and information in a safe environment. You are not alone.
• By dialing in by phone: +1 669 900 6833
Enter the Meeting ID: 187 186 099 and #
Enter the Password: 198799
Again, please keep in touch with your family, friends, and neighbors to check in on their welfare, or to reassure them you are OK or to ask for a little help.
👉🏼 If you have an urgent need or question, please contact me. I can advise and support you by phone, email, text, or videoconferencing:
☎️ 503-522-8320 or
🖊 email@example.com or
Caring Regards, Bill Cohen Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants 💜