Sometimes people can say some rather insensitive things to family caregivers. They may be trying to be helpful to the caregiver. Because they have never experienced the heartache of caring for a loved one who is deteriorating in health, however, these comments may not only be not helpful but also hurtful to the caregiver.
A couple years ago I ran across an article which talks about some things one should never say to a family caregiver. This article also detailed ways that caregivers can respond to insensitive comments of others. So this article is helpful to both current family caregivers and the other people who love them and are concerned about them. Click on the link below to read the article.