Monday, 11 June 2007

My Life As A Carer

- is the theme for today. Today is the first day of Carers Week. Various areas have events organised and if you are interested in seeing what has been arranged for you area then click on this link to visit the site for more information.
Even if you love the person you care for, the emotional and physical demands of caring can be extremely stressful. The person you care for may be elderly, someone with dementia, a chronic/terminal illness or a serious disability. If you live with the person you care for it may be you feel you have no time to properly relax and chill out. At different times you may feel full of anger, frustration, resentment and guilt. We all react differently to the stresses of caring. If you join a local carers support group it may well help you to find out that your feelings are quite normal and are experienced by many carers. Do explore the links on the sidebar on the right and find out what help is available. We all need a safe way to 'let off steam' at some time.

2 comments:

Poetess said...

Hi Thinker

Pleased agian you have brought this subject up. I saw on the tv this morning that it was carers week. I was playing with the idea of writing a poem on the subject. I hope you find it helpful writing your feelings down on your blog. I think it is a great idea. Wide audience and anonymous. Great

Poetessxxxxx

The thinker said...

Thank you - but it's also no great ball of fun for the person who needs the care ... obviously -and both sides can get caught up in the cycle of selfishness and need for privacy etc. Its Catch 22 all ways round. Life sucks sometimes - doesn't it?