Caregiving and the Holidays – Charlotte Today

Caregiving and the Holidays

For the last few years, my wife and I have been in caregiver situations with each of our moms during the holiday season. This year will be our first as non-caregivers. It can be a stressful time. Trying to maintain traditions in the midst of caregiving is hard. We pushed through it, despite my grumblings of having to decorate the house – again! In reality, it is easier said than done. Especially with the season being thrust on us earlier and earlier each year. It is easy to tip the fragile balance you are trying to maintain. And let’s face it, the holidays can be a sad time for many. So how can caregivers push through and make the best of things.