“While aging brings challenges to mind and body, it can also lead to an expansion in other realms. There is an abundance of emotional and social knowledge; qualities which scientists are beginning to define as wisdom . . . the wisdom of elders.”-DB
I have done several posts on fatigue; you can read about them here and here. I haven’t done one since, as I believe these posts summed things up quite nicely. That is, I did believe that, until I was volunteering and overheard a group of elderly individuals talking. I chimed in and thought I would share the highlights of the conversation with you:
- Remember to occasionally ask how the caregiver is faring. Don’t assume.
- A call, not an email or text, means a lot
- Offer to just sit with the caregiver
- Don’t ask “what can I do?” unless you really mean it and can follow through.