My name is Jamie May Hart, certified coach and caregiver myself.
In 2016 I found myself the caregiver to both my elderly parents and a family member that was just diagnosed with early onset dementia. I was also a full time manager of a technical support service, married and worked with a charity. There were few services to help me with early onset dementia. I was juggling it all and putting myself last.
Caregivers need to take care of themselves. As the airlines will instruct “you must put on your oxygen mask before helping another.”
If you are struggling with caregiving for a dementia family or friend, please know that there is help out there and you are not alone.