Monday, January 27, 2014

Ask For Help

One of the biggest mistakes made when dealing with dementia is not knowing when to ask for help.

There is nothing wrong with asking for help too soon. There are numerous things wrong with waiting too long to ask for help, and none of them are good...

Many people say "I can do this". In the end, even the best of caregivers find that they too need help.

It doesn't have to be family, doesn't have to be friends. It can be a call to the Alzheimer Association for Support. It can be finding a local Support Group.

Or it can be what you are already doing, here on Mp. Sharing your experiences, the good, the bad, and the ugly to find help or to help another.

I think that is why we are so successful here on Mp. We took a very complicated situation, as in dealing with dementia and simplified it instead of making it harder.

We don't cure anything. We can't slow the progression. But we can help you get through the darkest hours of this disease. Just knowing you are not alone helps in so many ways.

And we all will Support one another. Together. As it should be...