"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. Nouwen
Argh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for a prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone.
Patience can feel scarce when you don't have control over a situation. It can feel like caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease interrupts your personal life and brings a slew of frustrations at the worst moments. Finding a tiny bit of control can bring us patience later.
Control might look like self-care: a walk around the block, getting up early for 15 minutes of alone time, spending time each week encouraging others who care for someone with Alzheimer's or starting a gratitude journal. Don't let anyone (including yourself!) make you feel guilty for taking care of yourself.
Here are recent conversations from MyALZTeam:
Have you found ways to take back control and practice patience? What do you do to be more open to self-care? Share your insights in the comments below or directly on myALZteam.com.