Caregiving at End of Life

caregiving end life

The act of caregiving in general can be very difficult.  Caregiving at end of life is extremely difficult.  For many caregivers it can unexpectedly stir up emotions that were never felt before.

Through caregiving, the focus is always on the person who is being cared for and the caregiver puts themselves and their feelings on a back burner.  When the end of life arrives caregivers will often struggle with many feelings they may have had for the one being cared for from years ago.

FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb says that as caregivers, we must find compassion not only for the person who is at the end of life but also compassion for ourselves.  He’s shares a very touching story of when his own Mom passed. As always his words will support and inspire.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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