I’m titling this post guilt ! Because when you have a family member that has dementia or Alzheimer’s you can feel guilty because you feel helpless when you know how much this person struggles. You also might feel like you don’t know if you are doing enough for them. You want to be there for them as much as possible but sometimes you just can’t. You are always thinking about them and how they are doing because you love them so much . It’s very hard sometimes to know how much to do for them . Sometimes it feels like you just want the time to stop so you can catch up with them. You might need more family to help out sometimes so you don’t become burned out and take a break every once in a while so you can cope in a better way. This can really help you better because you are doing something different and it helps you take your mind off of them for a while. It’s good to do something fun maybe if it’s going for a walk in your favorite store or buying yourself a ice cream cone. Anything that gets you away for a while.