When a person takes on the heavy responsibility of caring for an aging parent, it changes their entire life. Not only is it lonely and draining, but it can also feel like there’s no one else in the circle of friends and family that understands what they’re going through.
Loved ones want to help but may not feel like they know the best way how. Instead, they may ask the caregiver things like, “What can I do?” which seems kind, but in reality is just one more decision to lay on an already drowning person. Try saying these things instead.