I am single only child, never married, no children. I'm a 24/7 caregiver again.
I'm asking how do other caregivers try to stay focused on positive thinking and not allow negativeness to sink into the conscience that causes personal depression. Unfortunately, I dealt with it in my past with a mom that had terminal cancer. Now dealing with a 93 dad for past 4+yrs that has symptoms of dementia/Alzheimer's, uses a walker to get around the house. I have no social life other than texting friends. I give myself a window of time to do shopping for food and post signs in the house to say where I'm going. I know I'm going through another relapse as a caregiver; but, it's a entirely a different situation. I describe it as, "Personal in house arrest with no monitoring device, I'm not in any trouble or have any legal issues with the authorities and can come and go as I please." That's why I call it personal as in the obligation of being a caregiver. And yes I'm getting tired of watching TV series shows that I have seen and are repeats to me for how many times almost 16 hrs a daily and continuous channel scanning. I've looked into in home care helpers; however, it won't help much since I can't pursue a job given the circumstance unless I'm working from home. I am looking for ideas or experiences of others that would contend with or have in their past.