I received an email invite to join a support group for caregivers who are SINGLE!
This really put a smile on my face 🙂
No doubt it is put together to address the special problems faced by caregivers who are single. A single (unmarried, widowed, or divorced) caregiver will not have a spouse to share the burden of caregiving with. In addition, there are probably more financial stresses, if the caregiver is both earning a living and caregiving. The caregiver might also have other dependents to look after too – such as children, or another parent who does not have dementia but needs support.
But my imagination runs away with me….
Imagine a group of middle-aged singles in a room, commiserating with one another, being supportive, and helping find solutions. They also have something in common – a loved one with dementia. Just being there shows they are kind, responsible people… perfect partner material. Isn’t the stage just set up for Cupid and his arrows?!
I am curious enough to consider joining, and check the dates. Alas! The schedule doesn’t suit! Maybe next year, haha!