Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com editor
Tuesday November 11, 2011
Today mom threw her bowl of oatmeal at me.
I ducked under the spinning projectile. But, despite my maneuvering, I still came up covered stray grey flecks.
For a second I just stood there, watching the gloppy remnants ooze down the wall and plop onto the floor among still-teetering pieces of smashed ceramic.
When did she get so strong? How can she hurl a full bowl of oatmeal like she’s channeling Walter Johnson, but, she can’t open her pill bottle or get out of a chair on her own!?
A caregiver’s journey is full of “dear diary” moments—those times when you just wish you had some way to discharge the knotted mass of emotions swirling around in your head.
The concept of keeping a diary may conjure up images of teenage girls confessing crushes. But, even adult caregivers can benefit from this practice.
Dear Diary: Journaling for Caregivers originally appeared on AgingCare.com. Visit AgingCare.com for more information on caregiving, senior living, and elder care.