Fuel up with positive self-talk every day.
Frustrations with memory loss add up to lots of despair and frustrations. It’s so important to find the positives throughout the day. What’s going right in this moment. Try not to lose sight of that — for yourself as the caregiver and for the person you’re caring for. We had a short conversation yesterday doing just that and it was wonderful to hear his own realizations of how well he was doing and that he was happy despite the fact that his brain wasn’t cooperating like he wanted it to be when trying to resolve a problem he was experiencing. Grateful for his ability to verbalize and find some positives in the moment. This allowed him to reframe the situation on his own and move on, at least for the rest of the afternoon. I’m sure we’ll revisit things again today.