Carol Howell Talks Dementia: Dementia and Worrying

I recently heard “worry” described as “focusing on the WHAT IFs”. I like that definition. Worry leads to doubt, confusion, insecurity, physical illness, mental unrest, and so on. Dementia and worry might seem to go hand-in-hand. Or not.

Understanding dementia and the reason your loved one has dementia, practicing the best caregiving techniques, and incorporating ways to relieve stress, are just a few examples of fighting “worry” when it comes to dementia. In my book, Let’s Talk Dementia, I explain dementia and Alzheimer’s. I offer easy to understand tips that will make caregiving easier and a better life-learning experience. I tell funny stories and anecdotes to brighten your day, and I pray all this comes together to lessen your worries about dementia.

None of us knows what the future holds. I wonder if Momma will be able to stay in her assisted living apartment for many years to come. Will she need to move to a memory care facility? Will she remember who I am and the love we share when Christmas of next year arrives?

I can dwell on the unknown and experience doubt, confusion, and insecurity, or I can trust in the only ONE who knows the answers. The great news is this. He gives us those answers just when we need them. So take a moment to relax, breathe, and talk to The Lord about your worries. Then pick up my book and learn and laugh.

Hope that gives you Something to Ponder.

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