Happy Holidays to all, especially the caregivers! I hope you are keeping it simple and calm.
I know it is difficult to get hyped for the holidays when your loved one is not aware of the decorations, baking and special meals. We do it for ourselves! So, keep doing what is good for you, and ignore the rest.
I am not much on New Year’s Resolutions. But, I am going to put a “to do” list together for 2021. At the top of that list is going to be a reminder to contact our legislators in Richmond and Washington to bring awareness to the financial situation imposed on caregivers.
In a nutshell, it’s this. If a caregiver has to quit his/her job to care for a dementia patient either the caregiver or the dementia patient should be eligible for Medicaid. For some reason dementia is not considered a condition that deserves some help either for caregiver or the patient.
Like most folks, I am happy to sweep 2020 right out the door. I am hopeful for 2021.
And even though that dunce who was elected to represent us in the Virginia’s 5th District has declared we are not in a pandemic (he does not have any credentials in medicine and apparently doesn’t own a dictionary), I will continue to try to avoid COVID.
Oh yes, another thing on my list is to call out dunces.
Happy New Year!