Advice for friends and family

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Other caregivers, I’d say avoid it like the plague. Oh, it’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever done. It’s just because it’s so much not my personality. I shouldn’t say that; it’s totally discombobulated my life. I think for friends and family though, to stay in contact because sometimes I just don’t have time, or sometimes I am just feeling so overwhelmed by things that I go to ground. Like, I just don’t have the energy to phone someone. I don’t have the energy to reach out to someone, but on the other hand, if someone was to pop over and make me tea, or phone me up and say, “Let’s go for a walk,” I would be probably really happy to do that. But I don’t find people do that. Maybe it’s just the people I hang out with. And that could be because, again, I’ve always been a fiercely independent person and I think maybe some people are afraid to step past that now because they know I’m really independent.

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