Building Better Caregivers® Helps Idena
Idena is a Caregiver for her husband, a Vietnam Vet. They struggled to communicate, and went through periods where he simply didn’t want to talk. She would get frustrated when he spoke of the war, because in her mind, it’s long over. But she kept trying; kept building her fortitude and resilience. She even moved from Georgia to Florida in search of Caregiving support. Idena’s resilience paid off after she contacted the VA in Orlando and discovered the Building Better Caregivers® 6-week online workshop. She developed tools to help her better manage stress and emotions, which laid the foundation for better communication with her husband. Idena discovered ways to be a better Caregiver, and in the process also learned ways to take better care of herself.