My name is ryan and I am a caregiver.I have been a caregiver for over two years. I am currently a caregiver to my father in law who is a paraplegic veteran with a long list of medical conditions including but not limited to:
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Diabetes mellitus
- Major nerucognitive disorder
Simply put, i worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities, brain injuries along with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities.
When I was a teenager I also helped care for my great grandmother who at the time had been diagnosed with dementia. She would eventually have a stroke which changed her demeanor greatly. It was only when she had her 3rd stroke that my grandmother had no choice but to relinquish her to a nursing home.
I did not set out in life to become a live in caregiver to anyone much less my father in law. But life works in funny ways. My blog will cover many things ranging from tips to being a better caregiver, dealing with caregiver burnout, or tidbits from my experiences as a live in caregiver.