November is National Caregivers Month. Lets start now and reach out to our community.
Adopt A Caregiver. Alzheimer’s Disease is not contagious, and the other victim is the caregiver. The one left alone at the end of the day. The days are getting darker earlier now, think about the caregiver. Be a friend, write an email, send a card, encourage them to talk, and let out their emotions. If they don’t want to talk to you, maybe they would write in a journal. I wrote in a secret journal when I was a caregiver, and believe me it saved my sanity. Because I had to keep the diagnosis a secret I poured my heart out on those pages. I published them as Behind The Mask. I am so glad I was able to take off my mask.The worry never stops, the thoughts never stop, thank God I had my journal.
I am thinking of writing a children’s book about being a caregiver. After all the child is helping and they surely don’t understand what’s going on. They are asking questions, or not asking questions. I think a book like this is necessary, don’t you? I value your opinion, let me know what you think.
I hope you never have to stand in the caregivers shoes. Adopt a Caregiver now, plant the seed and watch it grow. I’m hoping that every community will want to talk about my program, I’m hopng that every community will have an Adopt A Caregiver program. It is my new journey, please help make this vision a reality.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene