Thank you for this wonderful ministry to caregivers everywhere. When I got home from moving my 97-year-old uncle to a memory care facility recently, I collapsed in front of the computer and thought, “I need Elaine.” So I went to your website and landed on “The Three F’s of Flipping Out” and watched all the videos, because at that moment I was indeed feeling Fatigue, Fear, and Frustration. It was just what I needed to hear. My mantra now comes from one of the videos on dementia: “You can never win an argument with a person who has dementia.”
I love that the videos are short, but very full – caregivers don’t have a lot of extra time! Your videos contain so much love, good information, and hilarious stories that they always give me an escape and help to renew my energy and enthusiasm. And thanks to Alex for his participation. He reminds us that, though most caregivers are probably women, there are also a lot of male caregivers out there.
Caregiving can be so lonely and stressful and frustrating, but you remind us that we are not alone and to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our care receivers. What a blessing!