New Challenges in Dementia Care: The Bi-Polarization of Relationships during the Age of COVID-19
today at 4:17 pm
It has been very difficult for many people to adjust to the swing from one extreme to another in terms of relationships in the face of COVID. We are so used to living in the middle, straddling the concept of complete saturation and long-distance connections. We are used to employing the help that we need when we need it with few hiccups. We could go out, get what we need, bring those things home, and not be scared. We could bring people into our homes and we could go to other people’s homes. We could visit those that needed our connection, we could come and go as we please. There was no COVID anxiety attached to our previous interactions.
Without breaks, caregivers are fraying at the edges, finding the most simple of issues to be anxiety-provoking, driving them to become more annoyed than ever before. This taxing situation makes a caregiver less capable to give good care. Essentially as their cup is being drained without any opportunity to refill with self-care.