Another Month Is Gone

The days are flying by. I can’t believe that October is gone. And that I am glad, because it means only four more weeks before my new baby great granddaughter shows her face to the world. And we are all waiting. All eight great grandparents, to say nothing about grandparents. Her new room was entered into a contest and she won the Grand Prize! I think it will be posted on the web next week…exciting times.

It’s also Halloween. For twelve years we lived in a senior community. No one ever came to our door. Now we are in an apartment, and I wonder if the children will come and ring the door. I hope so.

Also, November is National Caregivers Month. I hope to be writing more about this tomorrow. So far I haven’t seen much written about it. I will talk about it.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

November is National Caregivers Month

November is National Caregivers Month. We can start early. Together we can make a difference.

Adopt A Caregiver, be a friend. Listen to the caregivers who are lonely, depressed, and wondering what is going to happen next in their lives. Evey day is a struggle. Emotions can run high, and there is no outlet.

We can help. A friend is somene who does not judge, who listens, who is there. A simple hello does wonders for morale. Especially now that winter is on it’s way.

My brochures came today, and they are beautiful. Thank you Allison. I’m giving them out, trying to reach as many people as possible. Spreading the word, one person at a time. The seeds are taking root.

Comments about Behind the Mask, my secret journal, come in regularly. I started my new book, Adopt A Caregiver, and I’m using as many stories and comments as I can. They are so important. No one understands until they stand in the caregivers shoes.

We must lift the stigma from Alzheimer’s Disease. We must remember that it is the disease talking, not the person. One of the problems is they look the same, dress the same, walk the same, but they are not the same. Sometimes they don’t even make sense. And asking the same questions every few minutes, well, we would all lose patience. It takes courage and compassion to be a caregiver. Lets try to help them, those who are so busy caring for others, they have no time for themselves.

Let do it before November’s National Caregivers Month.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene