Adopt A Caregiver. Give the gift that lasts forever, and costs nothing. Tell them your friend Helene sent you.
Yes, my dream, my vision, but so attainable. One person can make a difference, with a little bit of help.
How can you help? Use your community. What is a community? A community is where you live, where you work, where you go to school, where you play Mah Jongg, Poker, Golf, cards, where you congregate for work or fun.
There are men, women, and children who are caregivers. They think no one understands what they are going through. That’s true, you never really know, unless you stand in their shoes. I think that is one reason I published my book, Behind The Mask. It’s one woman’s secret account of her thoughts and emotions and love for her husband. I hope it helps others understand what a caregiver is going through.
They don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to be a burden, they don’t want you to see them cry. Most of the time, they don’t cry, they don’t vent, they don’t get their emotions out. All they do, is care for someone 24/7. Put yourself in their shoes one time, think about them.
There are caregivers in your community. Find them, befriend them, don’t judge them, let them vent, encourage them to journal, or talk, or cry.
There are more and more younger people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, and other dementia. There is a stigma attached to Alzheimer’s Disease. I want that to disappear. I want to wipe away the tears and make life more pleasant for the caregiver.
Please help. How long does it take to email someone? A moment of your time, will give someone a lift knowing that someone is there to listen and to care.
I care! I want you to care too!
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene