Detached Caring, Part 2

Today’s offering is a continuation of excerpts from Susan McCurry’s book, When A Family Member Has Dementia.

As I’ve mentioned, I would have benefited greatly from just being aware of even a fraction of one of her chapters. The full details of the book are listed at the end of this blog.

Susan McCurry writes:

People who are very much caught up in their own feelings and reactions often have less power to be effective.  Step back and look at the situation with a fresh perspective.  We learn to rely increasingly on ways of communication with our loved one that to not require reasonable discussion or persuasion.  There are some things that you will just have to need to stop asking or telling your loved one; some decisions that they can no longer help you make.