Wishing All Of You A Happy And Healthy New Year

This is the last day of 2008.

I hope many of you who have read my blogs will at least be ‘aware’ that there are caregivers out there who need a friend.

My vision, my new journey is to inspire you to Adopt A Caregiver. Stand in their shoes for a little while, and try to understand all they are going through. That is one reason i published my book, Behind The Mask, so you can stand in a new caregivers shoes and feel the emotions and thoughts going through my (their) mind during this very hard time in my life.

I have been told that my book has helped many understand what it’s like to be in the caregivers shoes. In fact one friend told me that she sent my book to her friend, and when her friend called she said, “Why didn’t you tell me it was so hard?” And my friend said, “How could I explain it to you?”

This year I want to talk to Alzheimer’s support groups, tell them help is on the way to wipe away some of their tears. Please help me in my efforts. Get my words out, plant the seeds, there is someone in your community who is a caregiver and needs your help. Please make the effort to be aware of them.

Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Tell them your friend Helene sent you.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene

Go Purple Sunday

World Alzheimer’s Day, and they said to ‘go purple’. No problem for me, it’s my favorite color. In fact I’m wearing it right now.I hope this day will mean everything they want it to be, for them ,and for Alzheimer’s Disease. This is so important, we must not lose sight of these achievements.

Being aware is so important. I never knew that until I was mugged in New York. I thought we were aware, but someone came up behind us and hit me across the knees. I went down like a bolt of lightening, and my husband chased the man. Lucky me, I’m short, so he never got to my knees, just my thighs. But it has made me aware of anyone and of everything around me.

Being aware is a good thing. Makes you think, makes you care. Makes me want to Adopt A Caregiver.

I went to a fundraiser this morning for the Henderson Hospice, a dream turned into reality.

Hopefully, my Adopt A Caregiver will also be a vision turned into a reality.

Today someone else picked up my blog and wrote about my Adopt A Caregiver program.   So now there are several sites out there who have mentioned my Adopt A Caregiver.

www.tenderlovingeldercare.com

www.genbetween.com/adopt a caregiver.

Thank you all for your good wishes, and for spreading the word and planting the seeds. I am watching them spread. It’s a good feeling.

Another good feeling is my granddaughter said I would have my brochures by Wednesday. Thank you Allison for all your hard work; on the book cover, the business cards, and the bookmarks. I love you for who you are. And even that you wrote to Oprah about me and Adopt A Caregiver.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene