Finding a way to stay connected during this time of stress and social distancing.

During the spread of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we are all feeling more lonely and disconnected. If you are living with or caring for someone with dementia that feeling is even stronger. Both family members and healthcare staff are feeling this stress too.

We began #WordsOfComfort to bring us together and share words of support, advice and comfort as we move through this time. We hope these words of comfort help each of us to know that we are not alone.

Roly has been with our family for two years. He does so much to help in the care of my husband Kevin and is part of our family. This shirt says it all!

“Some people live their whole life and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world but a Caregiver doesn’t have that problem.”

Many of us struggle to know if we are communicating well with our loved ones and if they are able to understand the world around them. Sentences get reduced to a few words, and answers to questions are limited. Do they understand what we are asking?  Are they following what is on tv?  Can they read?

We were in the drive thru yesterday trying to communicate on what to order.  All of the sudden Diane points and says “Rice Pudding”. There was a hand written sign on the window pointing out the restaurant has pudding.  We used to love rice pudding together.

Enjoy the small, sweet things you share.