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Manage Caregiver Grief - When They Don't Remember a Death

Manage Caregiver Grief - When They Don't Remember a Death

Carlos has to manage caregiving while grieving the loss of his brother. A fact that Dad does not remember.

Manage Caregiver Grief.

They Don't Remember Their Loss? How to Manage When a Loved One Forgets Death

Caring for someone with dementia who doesn't remember a loved one's death can feel overwhelming. This episode offers practical strategies to manage the unique challenges you face, including:

  • Balancing honesty and emotional protection: Learn how to navigate telling the truth while safeguarding your loved one from repeated grief.
  • Coping with their confusion and distress: Discover techniques to offer comfort and reassurance without causing undue emotional strain.
  • Maintaining dignity and autonomy: Learn how to respect their feelings while providing the support they need.

We'll explore solutions like:

  • Gently redirecting conversations: Discover tools to guide discussions away from the deceased without causing frustration.
  • Creating a comforting routine: Learn how familiar activities can bring joy and stability.
  • Building a support network: Explore the benefits of connecting with healthcare professionals, support groups, and family members.
  • Prioritizing self-care: Discover techniques for managing your own grief and maintaining your well-being.

Join us as we empower you to navigate this challenging situation with compassion and resilience.

Our Guest

Carlos Olivas is caring for his Dad, Carlos Olivas, Jr. aka Charlie Robot. Carlos got this name from a family friend who was impressed by his tireless and achieving efforts. "Charlie" has been on a creative journey his entire life.

While managing the struggles of day-to-day dementia care, Carlos has to manage the emotions present since the death of his brother. Dad doesn't remember his other son is gone, making the emotional juggling act harder.


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