Okay I’ve struggled with this myself.
So if you have techniques, I’m all ears.
Moving on, comes in your own time and we are all different.
The one thing I can say is that guilt for me was a big thing. Feeling guilty when I had a good day. Guilt for not seeing my dad when we put him in a home.
Seeing him too much or not enough.
In my heart, I knew he’d want me to live my life but from the outside looking in, I knew other people expected something different.
Nobody can tell you when or how to move on from a loss and yes, a dementia patient is a loss. You end up watching your loved one fade before your eyes.
- support is key
- think to yourself what would they say
- moving on, doesn’t mean forgetting
How long did it take you to move on from a loss and did you feel pressured for a speedy return for normality?