Behind The Mask is receiving many more interesting comments. Like, “Why didn’t you ever tell me you felt that way. I did not know.”
Truth is Alzheimer’s caregivers show a lot of courage facing this disease. They don’t want to burden anyone else, while they are overburdened themselves. I wish I could tell caregivers to write in a journal, I do think it helped me get through this very painful period of my life. Behind The Mask is that secret journal, and I poured all my emotions into it. I felt the darkness like a cave, and I couldn’t claw my way out to the top where the light shined through. It was a devastating time for both of us.
While my heart cries for caregivers, I also salute their courage and their ability to smile for the world to see. When you watch someone you love who looks the same, walks the same, but isn’t the same, you just go through the motions of life.
If you adopt a caregiver, you will be giving something back, and doing something wonderful for the caregiver. You listen, you don’t judge, you help this person smile when they don’t have anything to smile about. My four adopted caregivers are very vocal about how much they appreciate what I am doing. And it makes me feel like I am doing something for them.
One on one, we can make a difference, with a little help.
I hope I’ve inspired you to adopt a caregiver; your life will never be the same.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene
Behind The Mask is available, signed, from my website. www.helenemoore.com