An Article I Wrote

Here is an excerpt from an article I wrote and never sent out. I wrote it for Chicken Soup: Not Really Retired.

Retired, I thought I was retired, but no, at age 77 I published a book, Behind The Mask by Helene Moore, and started a Non Profit Foundation. Adopt A Caregiver. I’m no longer retired.

It happened after I wrote in a secret journal when my husband was suddenly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. I needed to smile for him, and keep my sanity. Seven long hard years later when the doctor changed his diagnosis to Age Associated Memory Impairment, I showed my husband my journal. He said to publish it, it was our love story and it might help someone.

On February 28, 2008 I received my boxes of books. No what, I thought?  As soon as the initial excitement settled down, I realized my book had a purpose and that was to help support caregivers.

And so, Adopt A Caregiver was born. After reading my book, and understanding what it’s like to stand in a caregiver’s shoes, I knew people I talked to and people who read my book would understand my ideas.

It’s the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life.  Helene

P.S. This is only a portion of the article.