Caregiver: Villain or Savoir?
During the earlier days caring for Mom while learning about what was happening to her between normal and abnormal aging, my first instinct was to save her. I wanted to swoop in to prevent further deterioration and help provide a better quality of life. Wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, this is a two-way road which requires a willing participant who wants to be saved. My help was not received as intended. I was perceived as overbearing and unkind. My family began to see me as the v