Fourteen years ago, I remember taking my son home from the NICU.
The way the world currently supports disabled children seems, at times, to be a misuse of the word “resilience”. Somehow because you’re this “superhero” parent, it felt like many believed I could just call on more strength to endure gaps in a variety of systems – be it health, education and whatnot. As I see it, the result of all this added pressure greatly affects the overall health of parents, because they are chronically stressed.
My father had dementia and I was his caregiver. Here’s what I wish I had known
In 2007, I was suddenly plunged into the role of caregiver for my then 75-year-old father, who had vascular dementia. His short-term memory was...