Pulling It All Together
Senior Life Journeys Presents Carol Howls. Let's talk dementia. A podcast designed to help caregivers find knowledge power hope and smiles in their dementia caregiving journey. Welcome to let's talk dementia. Here's your host bestselling author Carol. Hello again I am carol how with. Let's talk dementia in. You had chosen to join me again. Whether you're doing so on video podcasts. For Matt Thank you. We are reaching folks in eighty six or eighty seven countries. I forget which and you're one of those people. Thank you for that well today. I'll be taking from my book. Mom is confused in some am I as I did. On our last episode you can find it on Amazon or on our website. Let's Talk Dementia Dot Org. I have a chapter in this book. Called pulling it all together now. If you are like me. I'm a Thai Bay personality. I want to get things done today. Don't put them off to Tamar. Get them done to day. Get the hard stuff down. I so that when you get to the easy stuff you're just flying through it. Organization is my thing. I organize everything. Dementia care giving. It can sure mess up some organization. Can it not? It can change everything you had planned for the day. You Throw Corona virus in that story in quarantine and store shutdown and and not been able to go out to eat when you want to or visit friends or whatever life really becomes very interesting and it has for me to understand what you're going through this chapters called pulling together and talk about how we are called to take care of other people if you listen to my show. A few days ago called the long spoons. I told you about how the people with the long spoons couldn't eat but the people in the other room who had the very long spoon fed each other. You need to watch and or listen. That episode called along spoons but we are called to take care of each other the Ten Commandments. Tell us on our father and mother. That's taking care We are taught to care for the widows. That's from I Timothy. And we vowed a loved one other till death do us part in regards to our spouses. That's what we're supposed to but in order to have a successful caregiving journey. We really do have to pull on the resources that are available right now. Your resources are limited in a big way. That's going to change folks we're GonNa come to the other side of the US and life will go back to normal. I'm being told no it won't life will never be normal again. What we consider normal the example. I was given of this as if you think about nine. Eleven and what? It was like to fly before nine eleven. The process is that we went through the board applying. The process is on the plane. What could be in your luggage? None of those things were in place before nine. Eleven in now boy it's big-time different. Life did not go back to quote unquote normal. I'm being told to expect the same thing with this. There will be things in our life that changed forever because of this quarantine is that bad. Probably not I think there'll be a lot of things that happen. That will be for our good in. How do I know this well? I'm not psychic but I can read scripture towns. May All things work together for good to them that love God for those who are called. According to his purpose in his Romans. Eight twenty eight but when life gets back to where we can have folks in her home and we can go out and do his. We plays and back to go shopping or grocery shopping and not worrying about what diseases we might come in contact with. When all that's over with then we need to be thinking about. Do we have the support system in place for good caregiving and I wrote in the book. Here is a less than comprehensive list of the things you will need to be successful. You need help you need support. You need dementia education. You need a helping hand. You need someone who will allow you to cry on their shoulder. You need a quiet place to which you can escape and finds solitude and baby in that quiet place that's where you allow yourself to cry scream and even yell at God. He doesn't mind it if you yell at him. You need to engage in stress reduction activities on a regular basis exercise. Yoga Meditation breathing. We've talked about breathing a lot. You need good nutrition daily and it's not coming out of the chips bag y'all know it is not unique to maintain regular visits to your position. You need time to go to the nail and hair salon. You need time to go shopping. Even if it's just for groceries in to do it alone you need other people most of all you need a close relationship with the Lord Jesus as you seek his Guidance Piece Direction Love Grace Mercy and hope and boy do we not need all of those things right now so I said to my husband this morning I said all right West Year might twenty nine eleven he goes. I don't know what is you know you could tell rock quick. He didn't appreciate me Quizzing Him I said Jeremie Twenty Eleven twenty nine eleven. I know the plans I have for. You says the Lord Really Does the Lord know what's going on right now. Is this part of his plan. What are his plans? He goes on to say plans to prosper you to give you a future and a hope not for calamity. No no no no and then today I pulled up much. Today's prayer card. I told you I have a stack. These read a different one every day. In what is today's prayer card? I don't know if you can see it there in today's preference for I know the plans I have for you. That's Today's prayer card after just said it has been this morning guides. Good reinforcing that in our hearts and minds. Well do what you can do the best. You can caring for your love when this stressful time and I know you're going to but in the meantime if you have a question you have a concern or you just need to let this story off your brain. You need to talk about it and you don't WanNa talk to your family. I can understand that. Sometimes families can be critical. But I'm not going to be. I am here for you know charge whatsoever. You can schedule a thirty minute phone consultation. You can go to our website. Let's Talk Dementia Dot. Org and click on calendar events. Pick the date and the time that you would like the phone call when you click on it it will come up and tell you to email me with your name and your phone number in and get in touch with you on that selected date and time and we'll talk about whatever you got thirty minutes of. Free Time. Let's do it. I'll enjoy hearing from you because I miss having people to talk to right. You guys have a Great Day. Be SAFE BE SMART. Cover your face and your nose. Take your scarf. Cover your nose in your mouth when you go out and about that you might be near other people. Keep a safe distance. Do your part. We all have our part to do. Blessings smiles let's talk. 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