Dementia: Preventing Carer Burnout

Image result for Preventing Carer Burnout PictureI’m back home after a very refreshing break at Madyhamaka Meditation Centre in Pocklington.  Being out of the firing line of dementia has given me an opportunity to recharge my batteries and think about how to avoid Carer Burnout.  Good fortune led me to choose Ashgrove Care Home as Maureen’s holiday home.

If Chloe, one of our carers, had not given positive feedback on Ashgrove I would not have gone near the place, as it had been in Special Measures.   That would have been a mistake: as any perusal of Ashgroves latest CQC report will show the improvements that have been made at all levels. My experience since the first time I stepped through the door has been equally positive, and I have no doubt that Maureen remains in good hands.  Ashgrove has now become a serious contender for preventing Carer Burnout with; Day Care, overnight stays, and substantial periods of respite becoming distinct possibilities for the future.

As my good friend Kelsang Dorde would say: ‘its a no brainer’



About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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7 Responses to Dementia: Preventing Carer Burnout

  1. Good to know that you could relax and are refreshed now.


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