Hey there, it’s Krystal Jakosky, your host of Lewy Body and Mindful Caregiving. In this episode, we’re diving deep into the thoughts that often plague caregivers like ourselves. Those thoughts that make us feel like we’re failing, like we’re horrible people. But guess what? You’re not an asshole, and I’m here to tell you why. We’ll explore the challenging realities of dealing with diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, the frustrations of watching our loved ones struggle, and the moments when we catch ourselves wishing for it all to end. I’ll share my own experiences as a caregiver and how I’ve grappled with these thoughts. But here’s the thing, my friend. It’s okay to have these thoughts. It’s okay to be angry, frustrated, and even to wish for relief. We’re human, and caring for someone with a life-altering disease is incredibly difficult. I’ll encourage you to be kind to yourself, practice self-care, and acknowledge that these thoughts are a natural part of the journey. So join me as we explore the complexities of caregiving and navigate the emotions that come with it. Remember, you’re not alone in this. Together, we’ll find ways to cope, support each other, and find the strength to keep going. Stay tuned for Lewy Body and Mindful Caregiving, and let’s embark on this journey of understanding and compassion.