Peter Rosenberger is the author of the books ‘Hope for the Caregiver’ and ‘7 Caregiver Land Mines’. At the recent Huntington Society of Canada’s National Conference held in Kelowna, we talked with Rosenberger about the importance of taking care of the caregiver. In this clip, he discusses the three ‘I’s’ of caregiving – Independence, Isolation, and Identity.
Rosenberger noted that when you ask a caregiver how he or she is doing they often respond with a sentence like ‘he had a bad night’ or ‘she is not doing well’ or ‘we’ve had better days’. The caregiver seldom speaks in the first person singular. If you hear a caregiver respond in that way, it might be a sign that they are isolated and have lost their independence and identity.
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