Anyone who cares for their loved one has many duties to keep in mind on a daily basis. They safeguard wellness and ensure that everything the one they are caring for are met at any given time. Because of the all the tasks these caretakers need to keep in mind, they sometimes forget to appreciate moments that go beyond work. These moments are the simple, yet meaningful, interactions where joy is found.
It is important for caregivers to actively create these moments by enjoying activities with their loved one, which can be as simple as playing a game and talking about how wonderful life can be. More practical ideas are shared by AARP’s family and caregiving expert in this article http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/info-2017/the-joy-of-caregiving-ag.html. The article suggests that the more the caregiver is mindful of creating these special moments, the more joyful he or she will be. It makes the caregiver better in providing the necessary care their loved one needs.