Thank you for this. It gives me a tiny glimpse into a world that some of my friends live in constantly.
I would love, love, love to see a follow-up piece that gives friends of people-who-can’t-keep-a-charge insights into how to care for them compassionately. Obviously, understanding is step one. (What can be understood outside of actually experiencing it, I mean.) You have a clear way of expressing ideas that could really help, I think.