Reaching Out to the Community

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

Thank You for your Kind Wishes

It’s been a big week for me. Talking to people all over and having some of them come back with kind wishes for my success with Adopt A Caregiver.

Today I found myself on the blog of www.TenderLovingEldercare.com. Wow, that was a huge surprise and a most welcome one. Thank you for all your kind wishes, and helping me to get my word out about my journey and proving that word of mouth is potent. One by one by one, we can do this. Caregivers are lonely, hurting, and they think no one understands. Believe me those who read my book, Behind The Mask, know what it’s like to stand in a caregivers shoes. They need our help.

There was also an article in the Orange County newspaper today from Jane Glenn Haas, whom I have met before, and she believes in helping the caregivers. It take it’s toll on caregivers; they are victims themselves.

You never know how your life could change in an instant. So give something back now. Help all those who can’t help themselves. Adopt A Caregiver.

I believe all this is Bershert! That is a Yiddish word for “it’s meant to be” Little did I know when Howard was diagnosed that I would write a secret journal, and then publish it, and then to my surprise realize that my book has a purpose. It is every new caregivers story. And that is why I want everyone to

Adopt A Caregiver.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene