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650 Inspirational Quotes About Caring for the Elderly (2023)

1. “It doesn’t matter what the relationship is between the parent and the child, it will always be challenging because it is neither rational nor logical. You cannot deal with it directly or with reason alone. What I’ve said to many people is that we must always lead with our love for the people we care for.”


2. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ― Margaret Mead, anthropologist


3. “There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” – Rosalyn Carter


4. “When you visit someone’s CaringBridge website, send Well Wishes. That’s huge. It cheers you on … you see that people are there with you, through the heartache.”


5. “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” — G. K. Chesterton


6. “If you want other people to be happy, be compassionate. If you want to be happy yourself, continue to be compassionate.”


7. “People have two hands; one hand is for helping themselves in times of need, and the other is for helping those they love.”


8. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only robs today of its joy. ” — Leo Buscaglia


9. “The caregiver role is often thrust upon us unexpectedly, and it can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that you are not alone. ”– Caring. com


10. “The greatest discovery of the 20th Century is that our attitude of mind determines our quality of life, not circumstances.” – William James


11. “It’s brutal to see how the elderly are thrown away, it is a brutal thing, it is a sin! No one dares to say it openly, but it’s done! There is something vile in this adherence to the throw-away culture. But we are accustomed to throwing people away. We want to remove our growing fear of weakness and vulnerability; but by doing so we increase in the elderly the anxiety of being poorly tolerated and neglected.


12. “We rise by lifting others. ” — Robert Ingersoll


13. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu


14. “The moods and actions of people with dementia are expressions of what they have experienced, whether they can still use language and recall, or not.”


15. Caregiving is a constant learning experience. — Vivian Frazier


16. “Offering care means being a companion, not a superior. It doesn’t matter whether the person we are caring for is experiencing cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief. If you are a doctor or surgeon, your expertise and knowledge comes from a superior position. But when our role is to be providers of care, we should be there as equals. ” ― Judy Cornish


17. “Caregiving is an opportunity to practice humility, patience, and unconditional love. ” – Dalai Lama


18. “I feel the capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest significance. ” ― Pablo Casals


19. “Your smile is the bright light in your window that shows others that you care and share your kindness. ”


20. “Caregiving gives life purpose and meaning. ” – Dr. Dale Atkins


21. “The day the roles reverse is foreign. It’s a clumsy dance of love and responsibility, not wanting to cross any lines of respect. It’s honoring this person who gave their life to you—not to mention literally gave you life—and taking their fragile body in your hands like a newborn, tending to their every need. ” - Lisa Goich-Andreadis


22. “We may frequently underestimate the power of a gentle touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest caring act, but all of these gestures have the ability to change a life for the better. ”


23. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ” — John Bunyan


24. “Care for your parents with love and respect, for you will only understand their full value when you see their empty chair. ”


25. “Take comfort in knowing you don’t need to fill up the silence to have a visit be meaningful.”


26. “Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” – William James


27. “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree, author


28. “It is not easy being a caregiver. You need to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally, in order to be able to take care of your parent. ” – Caregiver Action Network


29. “Be determined to deal with any challenge you encounter in life in a way that will make you grow.”


30. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu, philosopher


31. “From caring comes courage. ” ― Lao Tzu


32. Family is not an important thing. It's everything. — Michael J. Fox


33. “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou


34. “Caring for aging parents can feel like a full-time job. You may have to juggle work, taking care of your own family, and helping your parents. It’s important to take care of yourself, too. ”– AARP


35. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that the happiest and most satisfied people are those who have committed themselves to something more significant than only their own self-interest. ”


36. “Your parents cared for you when you were young; care for them now that they are old.”


37. Nurturing is not complex. It’s merely being tuned in to the thing or person before you and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time. – Mary Anne Radmacher


38. “I love you but I got to love me more.”


39. “Caregiving brings out the best in us. ” – Marianne Williamson


40. “During the 24/7 grind of being a carer, it's all too easy to forget the fact that the person you're doing so much for is, and is obliged to be, more resourceful than you in many respects. ” ― Naoki Higashida


41. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn't know possible.”


42. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ” –Francesca Reigler


43. “I love you, and I get to love myself more too by loving you.”


44. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ” — Mark Twain


45. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” — Mother Teresa


46. “One person caring about another represents life's greatest value. ” — Jim Rohn


47. “People don’t like getting older, but they do like changing. ” – Tommy Wallach


48. “The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety” (George E. Mueller).


49. “Sometimes our work as caregivers is not for the faint of heart. But, you will never know what you’re made of until you step into the fire. Step bravely. ” — Deborah A. Beasley


50. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ― Lao Tzu


51. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it. ” — Lena Horne


52. “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.”


53. “I am seeking, I am not lost. I am forgetful, I am not gone. ” – Koenig Coste


54. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others? – Author unknown


55. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love


56. “It isn’t as important how much you do as it is how much love you have in your heart when you are doing it. ”


57. “Caring for others is a heroic act by itself. ”


58. “Relationships created out of obligation often fail to be as rewarding as those created out of love.”


59. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”


60. Age is something that doesn't matter... unless you are a cheese! - Billie Burke


61. “Love me. The gifts of love you give will be a blessing from which will fill both our lives with light forever. ”


62. “The Elder you get...


63. “Caregiving leaves its mark on us. No matter what we do to prepare ourselves, the hole left behind looms large. ” - Dale L. Baker


64. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. ” ― Irish proverb


65. “It’s natural to feel scared or unsure sometimes, but you’re doing an incredible job. You’re facing this challenge with so much strength, and I admire you for that.”


66. “One person caring for another is a representation of what is most important in life.”


67. “Sometimes it takes more courage to ask for help than to act alone.” -Ken Petti


68. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you think you cannot do. ” – Eleanor Roosevelt


69. agingcare. com. . . What would you add to the list? Are there any similarities between raising a child and caring for a parent? #LifeAsACaregiver


70. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience.” – Vivian Frazier


71. “The simple act of caring is heroic. ”


72. “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. ”


73. “Caregiving for sick, elderly parents, taking the chance to feel, and leaving an impact on the people you love most, brings happiness. ”


74. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” — Bernice Johnson Reagon


75. “Grandparents, who have received the blessing to see their children’s children (cf. Ps 128: 6), are entrusted with a great responsibility: to transmit their life experience, their family history, the history of a community, of a people; to share wisdom with simplicity, and the faith itself , the most precious heritage! Happy is the family who have grandparents close by! A grandfather is a father twice over and a grandmother is a mother twice over.


76. There will come a time when your loved one is gone, and you will find comfort in the fact that you were their caregiver. — Karen Coetzer


77. “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


78. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ” — Jim Rohn


79. “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care. ” ― Mandy Hale


80. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you think you cannot do.”


81. “Appeal with respect to elderly people as you would to the members of your own family.”


82. One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming. - Morgan Harper Nichols


83. It is ok to be weak and vulnerable if we are loved


84. “That fear-ridden, irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but hesitates for reasons we don't understand, leaving us to weep with a mixture of angst and gratitude all at the same time. It is finally ushered all the way in, to comfort and carry our loved one to that Better Place. When the time finally comes, we can be enveloped in a warm cloak of long-awaited acceptance and peace that eases our own pain. ” - Connie Kerbs


85. “Caregiving for sick, elderly parents, taking the chance to feel, and leaving an impact on the people you love most, brings happiness.”


86. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude.”


87. “When you show yourself love, you broaden the capacity to love the person you’re caring for more.”


88. “I Work With Prostitutes”-The Negative


89. “Caring for elderly parents isn’t just about doing what’s necessary, it’s about doing it with love and compassion. ” – Unknown


90. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” — Irish proverb


91. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only robs today of its joy. ” — Leo Buscagli


92. “If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. ” - Amy Tan


93. “Never give up hope. If you do, you'll be dead already.-- Dementia Patient Rose in The Inspired Caregiver”


94. “You can stress about things out of your control, or you can turn them over to God. When you release things because there is nothing you can do, you turn them over to someone who has a bigger plan and a bigger control than you.”


95. “To provide care for the people who once cared for us is one of life’s greatest honors.”


96. Elderly homes should be real homes not prisons


97. “Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition such as lifting weights we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.” – Stephen R. Covey


98. “There is no greater gift than caring for another human being.” – Dalai Lama XIV


99. “I know God will not give me more than I can handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. “This Mother Teresa quote always makes me smile.


100. “We must respect Dementia, it has taken away so much, but it has also given us the chance to show our love for one another” – Unknown


101. “Our elders are our teachers. We must learn from them and care for them. ” – Dalai Lama


102. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience. ”


103. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne, singer


104. “I can’t even imagine how hard this must be for you, but I want you to know that I’m here for you. I’ll support you however I can.”


105. “Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance. ”


106. “You have two hands. One to help yourself, and one to help others. ” — Audrey Hepburn


107. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – J.M. Barrie


108. “We all know in our hearts that caregiving is an expression of the fact that we’re all connected. What I do for you, I do for me. ”


109. Doctors diagnose, nurses heal, and caregivers make sense of it all. — Brett H. Lewis


110. “May you live to be as old as 120 years old.”


111. “Caregiving leaves its mark on us. No matter what we do to prepare ourselves, the hole left behind looms large. ” – Dale L. Baker


112. “When the hard things happen to us it enables us to be there for someone else later. ” ― Dawn Camp


113. “There will come a time when your loved one is gone, and you will find comfort in the fact that you were their caregiver. ” — Karen Coetzer


114. “Even though people who are experiencing dementia become unable to recount what has just happened to them, they still go through the present-tense experience—just without recall.”


115. “To provide care for the people who once cared for us is one of life’s greatest honors. ”


116. “To be a mindful caregiver, you must communicate intentionally and with compassion.”


117. “Aging Parents Quotes.” Goodread.com, Goodreads, 2021, www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/aging-parents.


118. “The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention. ” – Jamie Calandriello


119. “You become strong, courageous, and confident through every experience where you must stop, face your fears, and do the things that you believe that you can’t do.” – Unknown


120. “If you fight fire with fire, you may end up with nothing but ashes.”


121. “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” — Mason Cooley


122. Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. – Harold Kushner


123. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish proverb


124. “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. ” — G. K. Chesterton


125. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”


126. “Family is not an important thing. It's everything. — Michael J. Fox


127. “And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together. - Robert Fulghum


128. “Caring for aging parents is like a dance, a delicate balance between supporting and guiding them, while also respecting their independence and autonomy. ” – Wendy Lustbader


129. Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better! - Ingrid Bergman


130. “People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.”


131. “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. ” ― Denis Waitley


132. Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.” — Les Brown


133. “I suggest that all of my friends and acquaintances discuss caregiving with their elderly parents and with family members while their parents remain healthy and clear-minded.”


134. “To be a guest in someone’s home as a caregiver requires great trust. It is truly an honor. ” — Roberta G


135. “An inconvenience is an adventure that’s been wrongly considered.”


136. “By loving you more, you love the person you are caring for more. ”


137. “Last Comforts” was born when one nagging question kept arising early in my journey as a hospice volunteer. Why were people coming into hospice care so late in the course of their illness? That question led to many others that rippled out beyond hospice care. Are there better alternatives to conventional skilled nursing home operations? How are physicians and nurses educated about advanced illness and end-of-life care? What are more effective ways of providing dementia care? What are the unique challenges of minority and LGBT people? What is the role of popular media in our death-denying culture? What has been the impact of public policy decisions about palliative and hospice care?


138. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. ”


139. “The simple act of caring is heroic. ” ― Edward Albert


140. “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – Unknown


141. “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow. ”


142. “Family is not only an important thing; it’s everything. ”


143. “Offering care means being a companion, not a superior. It doesn’t matter whether the person we are caring for is experiencing cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief.


144. “The biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved.” – Princess Diana


145. “Your smile is the bright light in your window that shows others that you care and share your kindness.”


146. “I like it when people remember that I’m a person, not just a person with Alzheimer’s. ” – Sally Hepworth


147. Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional! - Walt Disney


148. “The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.”


149. “Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.” – Albert Einstein


150. “Caregiving will never be one-size-fits-all.”


151. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act that we make toward others: it’s an attitude.”


152. “You really can change the world if you care enough. ”


153. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn


154. “I know this journey is difficult, but you’re not alone. I’ll be with you every step of the way.”


155. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. ” - Tia Walker


156. “Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they’re all individuals and they’re all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level. ” – Carey Mulligan


157. “The day the roles reverse is foreign. It’s a clumsy dance of love and responsibility, not wanting to cross any lines of respect. It’s honoring this person who gave their life to you—not to mention literally gave you life—and taking their fragile body in your hands like a newborn, tending to their every need. ” ― Lisa Goich-Andreadis


158. “No one cares until someone cares; be that one!” ― Ken Poirot


159. “To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.” – Unknown


160. “The caregiver role is often thrust upon us unexpectedly, and it can be overwhelming. It’s important to remember that you are not alone. ” – Caring. com


161. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ” — Mahatma Gandhi


162. “Compassion makes us pause, and for a moment we become better people. ”


163. “Relationships based on obligation lack dignity. ”


164. “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. -Rollo May


165. “If you are unable to change the outcome, you can still change your attitude.”


166. Violence against the elderly is inhuman


167. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. ” – Tia Walker


168. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia


169. “Caregiving leaves its mark on us. No matter what we do to prepare ourselves, the hole left behind looms large.”


170. “Caregiving calls us to lean into love in ways we didn’t know was possible. ”


171. Society leads us to ignore old age as if it were a disease


172. “Take care of the elderly people.”


173. “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters.”


174. “Caregiving in the U.S.” Caregiving.org, AARP/NAC, May 2020, www.caregiving.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Executive-Summary-Caregiving-in-the-United-States-2020.pdf.


175. “It takes strength and courage to care for elderly parents, but also patience and faith that all will turn out as it should be.” – Priscilla Du Preez


176. “The care of human life and happiness is the first and only legitimate object of good government. ” – Thomas Jefferson


177. “Some caregivers want to reciprocate the care they themselves received as children. ” — Ariel Gore


178. “There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”


179. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. ”


180. Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli


181. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience. ” - Vivian Frazier


182. “It is extremely disturbing to live in a society that sees older people as a burden rather than rich experiences to benefit from and build upon. Older people can act as the memory that can help us make sense of what was, what is, and what could and should be. I see that in the U.S. older people are not only made invisible in a culture obsessed with youth and superficial physical appearances, but often their insights, experiences, and perspectives are dismissed as ‘nostalgic’ or as outright ‘ignorant’ using the ‘generational gap’ as a pretext.”


183. “In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for me. ” - Tia Walker


184. To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. – Tia Walker


185. “Offering care means being a companion, not a superior. It doesn’t matter whether the person we are caring for is experiencing cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief. If you are a doctor or surgeon, your expertise and knowledge comes from a superior position. But when our role is to be providers of care, we should be there as equals. ” – Judy Cornish


186. No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? ― Lee Iacocca


187. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu


188. “God gave burdens, but he also gave shoulders. ” –Yiddish Proverb


189. “If you can’t take care of your elderly parents, then who can you take care of?” – Unknown


190. “And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together. ”


191. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”


192. “Family is the most important thing in the world. ”


193. “Caregiving for an elderly parent is an ongoing learning experience.”


194. “Some days, there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ”


195. “The most precious things you can give to your parents are time, love, and care. ”


196. “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.”


197. “Caregivers need patience and a willingness to understand. ” — Nonni N


198. No one cares until someone cares; be that one! ― Ken Poirot


199. “There is a fountain of youth: It’s in your mind, your talents, the creativity you brought into your life, and the lives of people you loved” – Sophia Loren


200. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ” ― Lao Tzu


201. You have two hands. One to help yourself, and one to help others. — Audrey Hepburn


202. “There is no substitute for love in the care of the elderly. ” – Doris Day


203. “Kindness can transform a person’s darkest moment with a flash of light. You may never know how significant your caring is to the person you’re caring for. Choose to make a difference for someone else every day.”


204. “It is so important as a caregiver not to become so enmeshed in the role that you lose yourself. It’s neither good for you nor your loved one. ” ― Dana Reeve


205. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — Dalai Lama


206. “Caregiving is an opportunity to practice humility, patience, and unconditional love.” – Dalai Lama


207. “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” ― Carson McCullers, The Square Root of Wonderful


208. “The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day. ” – O. A. Battista


209. “We are not limited by our old ages; we are liberated by it. - Stu Mittleman


210. “Caring for elderly parents is a journey that requires patience, empathy, and resilience. But it is also one that can be incredibly rewarding. ” – Unknown


211. “Your elderly parents may not be able to remember what you said to them, but they will never forget how it made them feel.”


212. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you think you cannot do. ” - Eleanor Roosevelt


213. “We’re all just walking each other home. ” — Ram Dass


214. “I Was Raised on the Farm” – 11…


215. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”


216. “I’m not possessive, I’m caring. Once you realize a person doesn’t want that much care, you automatically back off. ” ― Salman Khan


217. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ” — Winston Churchill


218. “Many caregivers share that they often feel alone, isolated, and unappreciated. Mindfulness can offer renewed hope for finding support and value for your role as a caregiver…It is an approach that everyone can use. It can help slow you down some so you can make the best possible decisions for your care recipient. It also helps bring more balance and ease while navigating the caregiving journey.”


219. “We must remember their love when they can no longer remember. ”


220. “Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy. ” — Chogyam Trungpa


221. “The moods and actions of people with dementia are expressions of what they have experienced, whether they can still use language and recall, or not.” – Judy Cornish


222. “My caregiver mantra is to remember: the only control you have is over the changes you choose to make. ” — Nancy L. Kriseman


223. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” – Tia Walker


224. “Please be patient with me. Remember, I have an organic brain disease for which I have no control. ”


225. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ” ― Emory Austin


226. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.” — Martin Luther King Jr.


227. “It is not how much you do but how much love you put in the doing. ” – Mother Teresa


228. “As a caregiver, you must remind yourself daily that the only control you have is over the changes that you make in your life. ”


229. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ” – Thomas Jefferson


230. “Caregivers draw other caregivers to themselves, and thus live their lives in a loving community. They become energized with the caring of others and love life.”


231. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible. ” ― Tia Walker


232. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner, American theologian


233. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” ― Tia Walker, from The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love


234. “Taking care of elderly parents is like playing a game of Jenga, you never know which block will make them topple over, but you keep stacking and hoping for the best!”


235. “Impossible situations can become possible miracles. ”


236. “Caregiving leaves its mark on us. No matter what we do to prepare ourselves, the hole left behind looms large. ” — Dale L. Baker


237. “You become strong, courageous, and confident through every experience where you must stop, face your fears, and do the things that you believe that you can’t do.”


238. Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. - John Lennon


239. “There are four kinds of people in the world: People who have been caregivers, people who are caregivers now, people who will become caregivers in the future, and people who are going to need a caregiver. ” – Rosalyn Carter


240. “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran


241. “Nurturing is not complex. It’s simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time. ” — Mary Anne Radmacher


242. The elderly are a reservoir of wisdom


243. “If there’s anything I can do to help you, please let me know. I’m here for you, no matter what.”


244. “I understood finally how long-held grievances and petty smallnesses might get burned off, and pure creativity and humor remain.”


245. “The twisted inversion that many children of immigrants know is that, at some point, your parents become your children, and your own personal American dream becomes making sure they age and die with dignity in a country that has never wanted them.”


246. “Don’t stop believing that only a few caring people can change the world, because indeed, it is only a few people who ever have.”


247. “I now urge friends and acquaintances to have conversations with their aging parents and within their families while their parents are still relatively healthy and of sound mind.”


248. “All it takes is 1Heart that cares.”


249. “Violence against the elderly is inhuman, just as that against children. But God does not abandon you; he is with you!


250. “The challenges of life are not intended to stop you in your tracks; they’re supposed to help you find out who you really are.”


251. “What happens to a person is less significant than what happens within him” (Louis L. Mann).


252. “The moods and actions of people with dementia are expressions of what they have experienced, whether they can still use language and recall, or not. ” - Judy Cornish


253. “There’s nobody who cares more about you than you, and there’s nobody better equipped to take care of you than you. ” ― Rush Limbaugh


254. “Impossible situations can become possible miracles. ” –Robert H. Schuller


255. Ageing is just another word for living. - Cindy Joseph


256. “The elderly need love just like the children do.”


257. “Love your parents. We are so busy growing up; we often forget that they are also growing old.”


258. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. - Harold Kushner


259. “About the only thing that comes without effort is old age” (Source unknown).


260. It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do. — Jane Austen


261. The phrase ‘Love one another’ is so wise. By loving one another, we invest in each other and ourselves. Perhaps someday, when we need someone to care for us, it may not come from the person we expect, but from the person we least expect. It may be our sons or daughter-in-laws, our neighbors, friends, cousins, stepchildren, or stepparents whose love for us has assigned them to the honorable, yet the dangerous position of caregiver. ”


262. “I know it’s hard to see your loved one going through this, but you’re doing an amazing job. You’re so strong and patient, and I admire you so much.”


263. “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy. ” — Senator John Hoeven


264. It's important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle. - Unknown


265. “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else. ” – Carson McCullers


266. “But not every older person, grandfather, grandmother, has a family who can take him or her in. And so homes for the elderly are welcome… may they be real homes and not prisons! And may they be for the elderly, and not for the interests of anyone else! They must not be institutions where the elderly live forgotten, hidden and neglected. I feel close to the many elderly who live in these institutions, and I think with gratitude of those who go to visit and care for them. Homes for the elderly should be the lungs of humanity in a town, a neighbourhood or a parish.


267. “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else. ”


268. “Caregiving often calls on us to mobilize resources within ourselves that we didn’t even know we had. ” – Tia Walker


269. “To care for those who have cared for us is one of the highest honors. ” – Tia Walker


270. “In caring for others, we care for ourselves. ” – Unknown


271. “Embrace a caregiving perspective that looks forward to the years ahead with excitement rather than disenchantment.”


272. “Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy. ” – Senator John Hoeven


273. “The simple act of caring is heroic. ” – Edward Albert


274. “Caregiving is about holding space for people. ” — Tammy W


275. “Remember to be patient. Consider how you will want someone to treat you when you are old and the time has come for you to have a caregiver!”


276. “By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong. ” – Charles Wadsworth


277. “Caring for our parents is the highest expression of our humanity.” – Pope Francis


278. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.”


279. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. ” – Irish proverb


280. “Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith, and fortify yourself from the inside out.”


281. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors. ” ― Tia Walker


282. “I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.”


283. “Caring for our aging parents is perhaps the ultimate act of filial love. It is certainly among the most challenging tasks we will ever undertake.” – Merril Silverstein, Stephen Shuchter, and Cary Siegel


284. “We must all work together to build a better world for our children, and that starts with caring for our elders.”


285. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” — Michael J. Fox, actor


286. “Love intends only one thing: the well-being of the one who is loved. It leaves everything else to take care of itself. Love, therefore, is a reward in and of itself. ”


287. “Love your parents and be ready to care for them. Many adult children are so busy growing up that they forget that their parents are growing old at the same time.”


288. “Even though people experiencing dementia become unable to recount what has just happened, they still go through the experience—even without recall.


289. “Your elderly parents may not be able to remember what you said to them, but they will never forget how it made them feel. ”


290. “When you care for an aging parent, it can be difficult to find time for yourself; remember that taking care of yourself will help you better care for them.” – Unknown


291. There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else. – Peyton Conway March


292. “Do what you want, what you have to and what you can do. With LoveAnd let God do the rest”


293. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. ”


294. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ” — Leo Buscaglia


295. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible. ” – Tia Walker


296. “Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.” ― Thomas Merton, Trappist monk


297. “... the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.”


298. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. ” ― Carl W. Buechner


299. “Taking care of our parents is a way of saying ‘thank you’ for everything they have done for us. ” – Mychal Wynn


300. It matters not how long we live but how. - Philip James Bailey


301. “Never give up hope. If you do, you'll be dead already.--Dementia Patient, Rose from The Inspired Caregiver”


302. “My caregiver mantra is to remember: the only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.” – Nancy L. Kriseman


303. “Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. ” — Steve Maraboli


304. “In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for me.”


305. Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. ” — Mother Teresa


306. “Compassion makes us pause, and for a moment we become better people.”


307. “Dementia care—it’s not rocket science, it’s heart science. ” – Gail Weatherill


308. “The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention.” — Jamie Calandriello


309. “Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. ” ― Princess Diana


310. “The most precious things you can give to your parents are time, love, and care.”


311. “Caring for elderly parents is not a burden, it’s an honor and a privilege. ” – Unknown


312. “Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance.” — Cory Booker


313. “Whatever you do, always give 100 percent. Unless you’re donating blood.” – Bill Murray


314. “Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it. ”


315. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value” (Jim Rohn).


316. “Like airplane passengers, let’s not forget to put on our own oxygen masks first … we are no good to our loved ones if we collapse under the strain.”


317. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. ” — Mother Teresa


318. “To make an elderly person happy is the noblest act a young person can ever do!”


319. Founded ten years ago by Belina Calderon-Nernberg, who grew up in a culture where children were expected to take care of their elderly parents, she knew from an early age that caregiving was her duty and responsibility. This quote is a powerful reminder that as children, we receive so much from our parents and that we must become givers, donors, and sharers when those parents can no longer be completely independent


320. “You are so brave and strong, and I know your loved one is lucky to have you.”


321. “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. ”


322. “Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!”


323. “Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude. ” - Martin Luther King Jr


324. “ Caregiving is about being a companion, not a superior. It doesn’t matter whether the person we’re caring for is experiencing cancer, dementia, the flu, or grief.”


325. “I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different. ” — Veronica Roth


326. “We all know in our hearts that caregiving is an expression of the fact that we’re all connected. What I do for you, I do for me.”


327. We rise by lifting others. — Robert Ingersoll


328. “Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance.”— from poem “Sometimes” by U.S. Senator Cory Booker


329. “The elderly who have the faith are like trees that continue to bear fruit.


330. “Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.” – Unknown


331. “An inconvenience is an adventure that’s been wrongly considered. ”


332. “I follow three rules: do the right thing, do your best, and always show people you care. ” – Lou Holtz


333. “Caring is not what a powerful person gives to a weaker one. Caring is a matter of being there―lamenting right along with the one who laments. ” ― Fred Rogers


334. By loving you more, you love the person you are caring for more. ” ― Peggi Speers


335. “Some caregivers step into the role of caring for their elderly parents because they want to reciprocate the care they received as children. ”


336. “My caregiver mantra is to remember: the only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.”


337. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.”


338. “Caring about people, about things, about life―is an act of maturity. ” ― Tracy McMillan


339. One person caring about another represents life’s most significant value. – Jim Rohn


340. “We want autonomy for ourselves and safety for those we love. That remains the main problem and paradox for the frail. Many of the things that we want for those we care about are things that we would adamantly oppose for ourselves because they would infringe upon our sense of self.”


341. “By loving you more, you love the person you are caring for more. ” – Peggi Speers


342. “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow. ” — Les Brown


343. “You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. ” — Joan Baez


344. “Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.” — Chogyam Trungpa


345. “Put one foot in front of the other, no matter what. — Eleanor Brownn


346. “An informed parent or caregiver becomes empowered, and empowerment can lead to the best care for our children. ” ― Charisse Montgomery


347. “Being a caregiver means taking care of someone’s most basic needs and loving them unconditionally. ” – Dana Reeve


348. “The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention.”


349. “Family is not only an important thing; it’s everything.”


350. “The simple act of caring is heroic.” – Edward Albert


351. “We must not just be recipients but givers! We must not just be keepers but donors! Giving brings relief, and sharing enlightens the heart. Caring joins and showing love is life. ” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


352. “Like airplane passengers, let’s not forget to put on our own oxygen masks first … we are no good to our loved ones if we collapse under the strain. ” ― Peter B


353. “Experiencing deep love from someone gives you strength, while loving another person deeply gives you courage. ”


354. “By loving you more, you love the person you are caring for more. ” - Peggi Speers


355. “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” ― Denis Waitley, author


356. “There will come a time when your loved one is gone, and you will find comfort in the fact that you were their caregiver. ” - Karen Coetzer


357. “One person caring for another is a representation of what is most important in life. ”


358. “Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you!”


359. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are”


360. “Release in your mind who your loved one used to be and accept who they are today. ” – J. Rusnak


361. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience. ” — Vivian Frazier


362. “Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition such as lifting weights, we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity. ”


363. “Impossible situations can become possible miracles. ” — Robert H. Schuller


364. “Sometimes asking for help is the only way to demonstrate true courage and self-reliance. ”


365. “The simple act of caring is heroic.” – Edward Albert, actor


366. I follow three rules: do the right thing, do your best, and always show people you care. – Lou Holtz


367. “In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.” – Brian Tracy


368. “Don’t ever underestimate your problem or your ability to solve it.”


369. “It is not easy being a caregiver. You need to take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally, in order to be able to take care of your parent.”– National Family Caregivers Association


370. “Caring for aging parents is not easy, but it is a testament to our humanity and compassion. ” – Charles W. Sidoti


371. “Caring for our aging parents is perhaps the ultimate act of filial love. It is certainly among the most challenging tasks we will ever undertake. ” – Merril Silverstein, Stephen Shuchter, and Cary Siegel


372. “Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love – be there for others – bring a little light into someone’s day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest. ” – Roy T. Bennett


373. “There are four kinds of people in the world: People who have been caregivers, people who are caregivers now, people who will become caregivers in the future, and people who are going to need a caregiver.”


374. “The greatest discovery I’ve ever made is that a man can change his life simply by changing his attitude.”


375. “Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. ” ― Margaret Mead


376. “Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society. ” ― Mary Catherine Bateson


377. “The power of intuition and empathic understanding when caring for another person will guard both you and them against harm.”


378. “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


379. “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters.” – Amy Leigh Mercree


380. “Be in the moment with them. They may not remember you are there, but YOU do. ” ― Joyce O. C


381. “The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention. ” - Jamie Calandriello


382. “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. ” — John Ruskin


383. Age is simply the number of years the world has been enjoying you! - Unknown


384. “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today. ” ― Amy Leigh Mercree


385. “The challenges of life are not intended to stop you in your tracks; they’re supposed to help you find out who you really are. ”


386. Elderly people who believe continue to bear fruit


387. “Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. ” — Unknown


388. “When you are a caregiver, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. ” — Unknown


389. “Even though people experiencing dementia become unable to recount what has just happened, they still go through the experience—even without recall. ” – Judy Cornish


390. “You become strong, courageous, and confident through every experience where you must stop, face your fears, and do the things that you believe that you can’t do. ”


391. “Remain patient and give all your respect to our beloved seniors; they have earned their dignity through their lifetimes.”


392. “Sometimes asking for help is the only way to demonstrate true courage and self-reliance.”


393. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker


394. “Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to a man. ” – Leon Trotsky


395. “God gave burdens; he also gave shoulders. ” — Yiddish Proverb


396. “When you show yourself love you broaden the capacity to love the person you’re caring for more.” – Unknown


397. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” ― Harold Kushner, Rabbi


398. “The number of elderly has multiplied, but our societies are not organized well enough to make room for them, with proper respect and practical consideration for their frailty and their dignity. While we are young, we are led to ignore old age, as if it were a disease to keep away from; then when we become old, especially if we are poor, if we are sick and alone, we experience the shortcomings of a society programmed for efficiency, which consequently ignores its elderly. And the elderly are a wealth not to be ignored.


399. “I believe that most caregivers find that they inherit a situation where they just kind of move into caregiving. It's not a conscious decision for most caregivers, and they are ultimately left with the responsibility of working while still trying to be the caregiver, the provider, and the nurturer.- Sharon Law Tucker”


400. “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.” ― Rollo May, psychologist


401. “Blessed are the elderly men and women.”


402. “Compassion invites you to relate with people differently because you no longer regard them as a drain on your energy.”


403. “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.”


404. “Whatever you do, always give 100 percent. Unless you’re donating blood. ” – Bill Murray


405. “It isn’t the amount that you carry that wears you out, but rather the way that you carry the load.”


406. “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else. ” ― Carson McCullers


407. “When caring for an aging parent, remember to give yourself grace and know that you are doing the best you can with what you have.” – Unknown


408. “This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.”…..No matter what!


409. All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. – James Russell Lowell


410. If you shift your focus from yourself to others, extend your concern to others, and cultivate the thought of caring for the well being of others, then this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out. ” ― Dalai Lama XIV


411. Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been. - Jimmy Buffet


412. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.


413. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” — Emory Austin


414. “Caring for aging parents is like a dance, a delicate balance between supporting and guiding them, while also respecting their independence and autonomy.” – Wendy Lustbader


415. “Kindness can transform a person’s darkest moment with a flash of light. You may never know how significant your caring is to the person you’re caring for. Choose to make a difference for someone else every day. ”


416. “Thank you for all that you’re doing. It can’t be easy, and I know you’re probably feeling really overwhelmed right now. I just want you to know that I’m here for you and I support you.”


417. Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. ― Rollo May


418. “Love your parents and be ready to care for them. Many adult children are so busy growing up that they forget that their parents are growing old at the same time. ”


419. “People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don’t consider it servitude. ” ― Ann Landers


420. “You ought to love and care for your parents in their old age.”


421. Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. ― Harold Kushner


422. “My caregiver mantra is to remember: The only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.” ― Nancy L. Kriseman, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey


423. “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver. ” — Rosalyn Carter


424. “That fear-ridden, irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but hesitates for reasons we don’t understand, leaving us to weep with a mixture of angst and gratitude all at the same time. It is finally ushered all the way in, to comfort and carry our loved one to that Better Place.”


425. “Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity. ”


426. “No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?” ― Lee Iacocca, businessman


427. “I love you, but I have to love me more. ” – Peggi Speers


428. “The most important thing offered by a caregiver is simply their complete presence” ― Arthur Kleinman


429. Happy is the family who has grandparents close by


430. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. ” ― Margaret Mead


431. “You really can change the world if you care enough. ” — Marian Wright Edelman


432. “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. ”


433. “Remember, the dementia patient is not giving you a hard time. The dementia patient is having a hard time.” – Unknown


434. “We must all work together to build a better world for our children, and that starts with caring for our elders. ” – Nelson Mandela


435. “We rise by lifting others.” — Robert Ingersoll


436. “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” ― Rosalyn Carter


437. “Caregiving can be an act of tremendous love and hope.” – Rhonda Hull


438. “Where anxiety begins, faith ends. Where faith begins, anxiety ends.”


439. “Help support and care for the bodies of your elderly parents, because it’s the only body they have to live in.”


440. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude” (James Truslow Adams).


441. “Remember, the dementia patient is not giving you a hard time. The dementia patient is having a hard time. ”


442. “Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths” (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe).


443. “Never give up hope! If you do, you be dead already.”


444. Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours. — Zig Ziglar


445. “To be a mindful caregiver, you must communicate intentionally and with compassion. ”


446. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.”


447. “An elderly person at home [is like] a living golden treasure.”


448. “Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith, and fortify yourself from the inside out. ” ― Les Brown


449. “The elderly are so often discarded with an attitude of abandonment, which is actually real and hidden euthanasia! It is the result of a throw away culture which is so harmful to our world. Children are thrown away, young people are thrown away, because they have no work, and the elderly are thrown away with the pretence of maintaining a “balanced economy, which has at its centre not the human person but money. We are all called to oppose this poisonous, throw away culture!”


450. “To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.”


451. “I believe that most caregivers find themselves in a situation that evolves naturally into caregiving by necessity and through love.”


452. “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves. ” — Mason Cooley


453. It's not how old you are. It's how you are old. - Jules Renard


454. “The greatest gift you can give your parents is your time and attention. ” – Unknown


455. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” — Jim Rohn, author


456. “Being loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ”


457. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”


458. “It’s okay to feel angry, frustrated, or helpless sometimes. This isn’t easy for anyone, and it’s important that you give yourself space to feel those things.”


459. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles! - Ralph Waldo Emerson


460. “When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul. ” ― Langston Hughes


461. “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.” — Les Brown


462. We're all just walking each other home. — Ram Dass


463. “Remain patient and give all your respect to our beloved seniors; they have earned their dignity through their lifetimes. ”


464. “People have two hands; one hand is for helping themselves in times of need, and the other is for helping those they love. ”


465. “The power of intuition and empathic understanding when caring for another person will guard both you and them against harm. ”


466. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka


467. “One person caring for another is life’s greatest value.”


468. “Caring for elderly parents is not a burden, it is a gift. It is an opportunity to show love, kindness, and respect to those who raised us. ” – Unknown


469. “Caring about others is a heroic act by itself.”


470. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ” – George Burns


471. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ” –Herm Albright


472. “The Future Has Many Faces” – A Reflection


473. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible. ” - Tia Walker


474. “The beauty of caring for others is that it heals our own wounds and validates our existence. ” – Rueben Josh


475. “The challenge of caring for aging parents is one so many of us face. It’s also one we face without a road map, without knowing what to expect. ” – Rosalind Wiseman


476. “We rise by lifting others. ”


477. Don't judge people. You never know what kind of battle they are fighting. — Unknown


478. “Parents are the designated caregivers and are best suited for being able to raise children. ” ― Gordon Neufeld


479. “Age is only a number. Keep an active life.”


480. “Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.”


481. “Caregiving can be an act of tremendous love and hope. ” – Rhonda Hull


482. “It always a blessing to learn the wisdom from elderly people.”


483. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” ~ Tia Walker, Author of The Inspired Caregiver


484. “No matter what you’ve done in your lifetime, if you can’t reflect on how you’ve given love and attention to your own family, what have you truly accomplished?”


485. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. ” ― Harold Kushner


486. “Take care of your parents when they are old as did when you were young"


487. “Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith, and fortify yourself from the inside out.” – Les Brown


488. “You’re carrying a huge burden right now, but you’re not alone. I’ll help you however I can, and we’ll get through this together.”


489. “Caring for our parents is the highest expression of our humanity. ” – Pope Francis


490. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things which you think you cannot do. ” — Eleanor Roosevelt


491. The simple act of caring is heroic. – Edward Albert


492. “It doesn’t matter what the relationship is between the parent and the child, it will always be challenging because it is neither rational nor logical. You cannot deal with it directly or with reason alone. What I’ve said to many people is that we must always lead with our love for the people we care for. ”


493. “God gave burdens; he also gave shoulders. ”


494. “I believe that most caregivers find that they inherit a situation where they just kind of move into caregiving.”


495. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia, author


496. “Put 'em who threaten possessions and power together with 'em who offend our tastes in sex and dope. Those who're touched, put 'em in asylums. Pack off old ones to 'senior communities,' nursing homes. Our children? Keep'em prisoner, baby-sitter as warden. School? Good for fifteen to twenty years. Army afterward. Liberated, we live in prison. No this, no that. Kill us before we die!”


497. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value. ”


498. “Be in the moment with them. They may not remember you are there, but YOU do.”


499. “Experiencing deep love from someone gives you strength, while loving another person deeply gives you courage.”


500. “Our elders are our teachers. We must learn from them and care for them.” – Dalai Lama XIV


501. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that the happiest and most satisfied people are those who have committed themselves to something more significant than only their own self-interest.”


502. “It isn’t as important how much you do as it is how much love you have in your heart when you are doing it.”


503. “Taking care of aging parents can be one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. It can also be one of the most challenging. ” – Amy Goyer


504. “You can’t choose when or how you’re going to die. You only get to decide how you’ll live your life.”


505. “When people cared about each other, they always found a way to make it work. ”


506. “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. ” ― Rollo May


507. “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves. ”


508. “One goal of the mindful caregiver is to find ways to not feel ‘dis-eased’ in the caregiving process. ” ― Nancy L. Kriseman


509. “Compassionate artificial intelligence systems are required for looking after those unable to care for themselves, especially sick, physically challenged persons, children or elderly people.”


510. “Relationships created out of obligation often fail to be as rewarding as those created out of love. ”


511. “Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst” (Marcus Valerius Martial).


512. “Caring for elderly parents is a labor of love, but it can also be an opportunity to learn from them about resilience and courage.” – Unknown


513. “We may frequently underestimate the power of a gentle touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest caring act, but all of these gestures have the ability to change a life for the better.”


514. “Caregivers attract caregivers and live in a community of love. They are energized by their caring, fulfilled, and they love life.” ― Gary Zukav, author


515. “The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention. ”


516. “When you care for someone else, you care for yourself too.”


517. “Appreciate youthfulness and empathize with elderly people.”


518. “Laughter and good sleep are the best cures for anything.”


519. “I love you, and I get to love myself more too by loving you. ”


520. “When you show yourself love, you broaden the capacity to love the person you’re caring for more. ”


521. “The journey of dementia is a journey like no other. Dementia makes you realize that there’s no time to waste. Each moment is precious, a treasure in its own way. We all know the last chapter in the book. Dementia taught me that all any of us really have is today. ” – Leanne Chames


522. “Taking care of aging parents can be one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. It can also be one of the most challenging.” – Amy Goyer


523. “There will come a time when your loved one is gone, and you will find comfort in the fact that you were their caregiver.” — Karen Coetzer


524. “ Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breathe away.”


525. “Age On Purpose. Be intentional in your journey. You define aging. Don't allow aging to define you. It renders helplessness.”


526. Caring for seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who have walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy. – Senator John Hoeven


527. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ” — Dalai Lama


528. “No matter your age, it will always be true that it is best to hold hands and stay in a group whenever you step out into the world.”


529. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience.” — Vivian Frazier


530. We are always the same age inside. - Gertrude Stein


531. “Caregivers attract caregivers and live in a community of love. They are energized by their caring, fulfilled, and they love life. ” ― Gary Zukav


532. “I Work With Prostitutes”-The Negative Effects of Prostitution


533. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ” – Leo Buscaglia


534. “My caregiver mantra is to remember 'The only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.”


535. “There will be days when you won’t have a song to sing. Sing anyway.”


536. “Where there is love there is life. ” — Mahatma Gandhi


537. “Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. ” - Margaret Mead


538. “What happens to a person is less significant than what happens within him. ” –Louis L. Mann


539. “We must all work together to build a better world for our children, and that starts with caring for our elders.” – Nelson Mandela


540. “God gave burdens; he also gave shoulders.” — Yiddish Proverb


541. “Nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without even a prescription. ” — Val Saintsbury


542. “The day the roles reverse is foreign. It’s a clumsy dance of love and responsibility, not wanting to cross any lines of respect. It’s honoring this person who gave their life to you—not to mention literally gave you life—and taking their fragile body in your hands like a newborn, tending to their every need.”


543. We must not just be recipients but givers! We must not just be keepers but donors! Giving brings relief and sharing enlightens the heart. Caring joins and showing love is life. It is never enough to acquire all acquisition. It is never enough to have all our ambitions. We must endeavor to give for giving out of a true heart is true love and true love is life


544. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience.”


545. “Caregiving is a selfless act, and the person doing the caregiving is often the unsung hero. ” – Jamie Lee Curtis


546. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. — Saint Teresa


547. “The elderly are abandoned, and not only in material instability. They are abandoned out of a selfish incapacity to accept their limitations that reflect our own limitations, because of the numerous difficulties that must be overcome in order to survive in a society that does not allow them to participate, to have their say, or be referents in the consumer model of ‘only the young can be useful and enjoy’. These elderly persons throughout society ought to be a reservoir of wisdom for our people. The elderly are the reservoir of wisdom for our people! How easily the conscience falls dormant when there is no love!


548. “People don’t like getting older, but they do like changing. ” - Tommy Wallach


549. “Offering care means being a companion, not a superior. It doesn’t matter whether the person we are caring for is experiencing cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief.”


550. Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. - Walt Disney


551. What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


552. “Blessed is the society that has oldies.”


553. “In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for me. ” – Tia Walker


554. “Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow” (Les Brown).


555. “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today. ” – Amy Leigh Mercree


556. “Caregiving calls us to lean into love in ways we didn’t know was possible.”


557. “Caring is personal. It is rooted in an individual’s own set of values, concerns, and aspirations. ” ― Peter M. Senge


558. “The disease might hide the person underneath, but there’s still a person in there who needs your love and attention. ” — Jamie Calandriello


559. “It is a blessed bliss to live to be old.”


560. “What I would say to my Dad on a bad dementia day, ‘We do better when we work together.’ I needed his help to be able to help him.”


561. “Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours. ” — Zig Ziglar


562. “IoT could also mean seamless critical and elderly care. - Rajeev Suri


563. “As a caregiver, you must remind yourself daily that the only control you have is over the changes that you make in your life.”


564. “An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered” (G.K. Chesterton).


565. “The Future Has Many Faces” – A Reflection4


566. The disease might hide the person underneath, but there's still a person in there who needs your love and attention. — Jamie Calandriello


567. “When the time finally comes, we can be enveloped in a warm cloak of long-awaited acceptance and peace that eases our own pain; that quiets the grief which has moaned inside of us, at least some, every single one of those bittersweet days, weeks… or years.”


568. “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers. ” – Rosalyn Carter


569. “During the 24/7 grind of being a carer, it’s all too easy to forget the fact that the person you’re doing so much for is, and is obliged to be, more resourceful than you in many respects. ” ― Naoki Higashida


570. “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it. ”


571. When you are a caregiver, you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. — Unknown


572. “Love, care and treasure the elderly people in the society.”


573. “Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance. ” — Cory Booker


574. When we were small children, we all played dress-up and everybody had a good time. So why stop? - Iris Apfel


575. “When people cared about each other, they always found a way to make it work. ” ― Nicholas Sparks


576. “Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV


577. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value. ” — Jim Rohn


578. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Thomas Jefferson


579. “Caring for elderly parents can be a beautiful experience that brings us closer together as a family. ” – Carol Bradley Bursack


580. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.”


581. We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences


582. “Care for your parents with love and respect, for you will only understand their full value when you see their empty chair.”


583. “Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. ” – Unknown


584. Even though people experiencing dementia become unable to recount what has just happened, they still go through the experience—even without recall


585. “Those who respect the elderly pave their own road toward success.”


586. “A mountain is most easily surmounted by taking winding paths.”


587. “Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today. ” ― Amy Leigh Mercree


588. “Every time you find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.” – Unknown


589. “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse. ” — Rawsi Williams


590. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. ” — Irish proverb


591. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ” — Maya Angelou


592. “As your care recipient’s advocate, be involved, don’t accept the status quo, and don’t be afraid to voice your concerns.”


593. “The love and care we give our elderly parents today will be the foundation for the love and care we receive tomorrow. ” – Unknown


594. “Caregiving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached. ” — Gary Zukav


595. “The greatest discovery of the 20th Century is that our attitude of mind determines our quality of life, not circumstances. ”


596. “Love intends only one thing: the well-being of the one who is loved. It leaves everything else to take care of itself. Love, therefore, is a reward in and of itself.”


597. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.”