Do you know caregivers who’s exhaustion, worry and walking on eggshells is making them crabby toward their spouses, are taking on more tasks & responsibility and their anger is keeping them in a negative place? Through my coaching, I work with caregivers just like that who want their relationship with their spouse to be more of what it was, to have more energy to focus on their own physical health and to not to have to be on top of everything.
I came across this App some time ago and I know it may be helpful to some of you.
I feel so fortunate that I am caring for my mom now, with all of the tech around to support me AND her.
Made for people who live alone, this app checks on you at a time of day you select. You press a green check mark on the app and receive a quote of the day. If you fail to check in, your emergency contacts are notified. Android, iOS
It’s amazing how many conversations mom and I have about her bowel movements. Anyone else talk about this topic more than you ever thought you would?
I had the misfortune recently of ‘dropping in’ and talking with mom over Alexa and not realizing that my husband was on a work call in the basement. His coworkers heard the entire conversation. Because it was on speaker. Which went something like:
Mom: I’m on the pot. I’ve got diarrhea.
Me: I’ll call back later.
Mom: (Not hearing me) I’m on the pot! I’ve got the runs! (Loudly)
So Steve explained to his chuckling colleagues that his mother-in-law has dementia (and a wacky colon) and some days are more of a treat than others. What can ya do?
She’s super concerned when she doesn’t ‘go’. She’s concerned when she goes too much. To the point that I call her stop-n-go.
I’m wondering if I will be as fixated on my bathroom habits when I reach her age – 85.