Acute Cerebellar Ataxia, otherwise being referred to as ACA, may become permanent in some elders if they have suffered from a stroke, an infectious disease or if they are bleeding into their cerebellum. Besides your cerebellum being at higher risk, those with ACA can also develop anxiety and depression.
This truly makes sense with the older crowd because so many times they feel useless anyway because of their age, but if you add on the fact that daily tasks are just out of reach, that the individuals with ACA need help getting those tasks accomplished, it has to be very difficult indeed. This would especially be true if you could not get around without some assistance.
As a caregiver, you could help those in your care to get to a counselor at the most or a support group at the least. You can only do so much; sometimes asking for professional help can improve the signs and symptoms that your clients are displaying.
It is always good to know your limitations both as a caregiver and as a person. By realizing the fact you are human, you can more easily display the fact that you believe that With Age Comes Respect.