Today is August 20, and this appeared on my blog several years ago.
The most important things in my life are my family and friends; my passion for writing, reading and knitting; and my self respect.
My book, Behind the Mask, shows the complete range of emotions a new caregiver goes through each day.
Alzheimer’s disease is not contagious, yet the caregivers are usually left alone without the support of friends and neighbors, even family. This disease can last for many years, leaving the caregiver worn out and alone.
Adopt A Caregiver is my unique way of giving back. All you have to do is check your neighborhood, your social clubs, church, synagogue, your doctor’s office, the Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s message boards, and the Mayo Clinic message boards.
Just send an email or phone the person who needs a friend, listen and come back often to let him/her know you care and are thinking of them. Just being there to listen is a huge help.
Adopt a Caregiver. Give something back: Contribute to the well being of people who are so busy caring for others.
The above was on my blog a few years ago.
Now I’m faced with my husband’s new diagnosis, early stage of Alzheimer’s Disease,
We are taking it one day at a time, making memories each day and being grateful of the time we have together and with our family. They are our greatest supporters.
Keep love and kisses in your life.