Behind The Mask/Adopt A Caregiver

I published my secret jounal, Behind The Mask, because I thought it might help other caregivers going through the same kind of days and nights I was going through. The truth is though, Behind The Mask, is the touchstone for Adopt A Caregiver. Somehow, it was Bershert! Meant to be.

There are caregivers in every community. Where you live, work, play, go to school, golf, play Mah Jongg, Bridge social club, churches and synagogus. All those places are communities. Caregivers in these communities need our support and that’s how Adopt A Caregiver started.

All you have to do is look around your neighbohood, find that caregiver, send an email, and offer to be his/her friend. Explain that even though you never stood in their shoes, you are trying to help and that you will continue to stay, even if everyone else leaves.

Alzheimer’s isn’t contagious, yet caregivers are usually left alone after a long time of illness. I imagine all caregivers go through this. Please, it only takes a few moments, send an email, be their friend, encourage them to vent, to write about their experiences, to ‘get it out’ and please tell them you will not judge them; for you have not stood in their shoes.

That’s another reason I published Behind The Mask, so you could stand in the caregivers shoes for a little while and better understand the emotions locked in the mind of the caregiver.

Give 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