My new journey is Adopt A Caregiver. This too, will be an uphill battle, but with your help it will get easier.
My old journey was devastating, when my husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease and we had to keep it a secret. That seven year journey as I clawed my way out from the desolate darkness back to the magic and miracles in my life, as I learned that love and kisses do heal. And God has his own plans.
That is one reason I self published my book, Behind The Mask, so others could stand in my shoes and understand caregivers feelings. Then, they could go out and Adopt A Caregiver.
Call support group leaders, tell them about my Adopt A Caregiver program, they can give you some names of people who would want to be adopted. They need your help and support.
Give something back, talk about it, get the word out. It does not take much time to write an email, or send a joke. Make someone smile, let them vent. Let the tears flow.
Caregivers keep their emotions inside, they save their tears for later. They don’t want to talk about it. They also don’t want to be left all alone. Imagine how they feel, especially the younger ones with early onset, they still know what is going on, they understand how their brain feels like a sieve, everything going in at the top, and sifting out through the bottom.That is what my husband always said.
But Alzheimer’s Disease is not contagious. Please help those who are so busy caring for others they have no time to care for themselves.
Adopt A Caregiver.
Word of mouth is potent, let others know about this worthwhile program.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene