Family

Today my husband had cataract surgery. An older lady, much older was there with three members of her family. And again, I was reminded of that poor lady that was all alone that I wrote about the other day. Having family around is a blessing, and I love it.

Tomorrow we are going to dinner with our daughter and granddaughter who is carrying our first great grand child. How exciting is that?

It’s been a long day, my other granddaughter came over for dinner, and we found out that my husband has a computer virus. That took a couple of hours to figure out. In the meantime, he isn’t going to be using his computer, so I told him he could use mine tomorrow.

Help support caregivers.

Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Comments

  1. Adopt a Caregiver is the most fundamental and basic concept there can be. It should be mandatory in schools, for every child. It is beyond altruistic, it is just human decency. Most people look the other way when the term Alzheimer’s come up. The caregiver can sometimes feel like they have leprosy. Beyond the devastation, the pain, the anger, the grief, the loss, the desperation the guilt, perhaps the most universal yet punishing aspect of the illness for any caregiver is the isolation. It simply does not have to be that way. As a physician and as a former primary caregiver of my own mother, whom was diagnosed when I was seventeen, I wish you all the best in carrying this foward. It should be a number one initiative for all Americans. I wish something like this had existed when I was a teenager caring for my mother. It was a terrible time, and I know something like this would have helped just a little, and I think it is something decent and hopeful that I would have carried with me, long after she died. Every caregiver should have a support like this.
    -Joseph J. Sivak MD