Adopt a caregiver mission statement:
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, a caregiver’s secret journal shows the complete range of emotions a new caregiver goes through.
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 years until the caregivers are worn out.
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 message boards and the Mayo Clinic message boards. Then adopt a caregiver.
Just send an email or phone a person who needs a friend, listen and come back often to let her/him know you are listening, that you care, that you 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.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene