I Adopted A Caregiver

Behind The Mask, my secret journal, reminded me of the purpose of my book. I want everyone to adopt a caregiver. (My book is available from me or from Amazon.com.It shows what a new caregiver is feeling and going through.)

So I did just that. Someone I know who is a caregiver is in need of a friend. I emailed her and told her I would write her and that I could listen. I know what she is going through and how hard it is to smile, how much extra work it is being a caregiver. How patience gets exhausted quickly when you don’t get enough rest.

I just listened. Someone close by was a caregiver and I want to help. So I wrote to her and asked her permission to adopt her.

She was thrilled to hear from me, and said she needed a friend. So here I am doing what I’m supposed to do.

Adopt a caregiver is easy. Someone in your neighorhood, your church, synagogue, your club is a caregiver. She needs your support and your friendship. It only takes a few minutes to email someone.

Giving back this way is easy. Try it.

I also finished my knitting project for breast cancer. And I’m still knitting scarves for kids in schools in poor neighborhoods. It feels good.

Want a First Line for writing? “His bald head and droopy eyelids stood out like a child’s colorful drawing.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene”

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  1. Thank you, I hope you will keep coming back.
    Helene Moore author of Behind The Mask, my secret journal of being an Alzheimer’s caregiver for seven years.

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