What Do You Want?

I’ve said what I want: I want to wipe away the caregivers tears, I want to be able to provide every caregiver with a new friend, someone who will be willing to Adopt A Caregiver.

I wish you could get a massage, I wish you could walk in the park, I wish you could have a couple of hours for yourself, to nap, write, or read, or just do nothing. I wish you could be alone with your thoughts. I wish I knew more ways to help you. I’m trying, honest I am.

So, what do you want? will you tell me? I would love to hear your thoughts, your wishes, your dreams and your goals.

Yes, your life changed, but in everything you can find some good. Be grateful for the things you do have. Think positive, have a great attitude and know that you are strong, and that you are loved.

I never know what I’m going to say until I sit down at the computer. I hope all of you out there will gain some comfort in just knowing someone IS thinking about you. I promise to try my best.

I know my vision and my dream can become a reality. To me, it’s so easy. I do have a plan. I just need some help. I’m willing to start slow. Word of mouth has been potent, and I’m so grateful. People are starting to plant the seeds for my Adopt A Caregiver program.

Someone from Israel asked to show my poem that I wrote on this blog the other day. So I am starting to get readers from all over the world. Isn’t that great.

The more who know, the more they can help.

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

What Is Adopt A Caregiver

My secret journal, published as Behind The Mask, is every new caregivers story. So many times someone has stopped me and said, “That was exactly how I felt.”

After the book came out, and I held it in my hands, I realized I wanted to do something to help caregivers, all caregivers. I found out that the numbers of caregivers coming to support groups was dwindling. I found out that the caregivers were depressed, sometimes too tired to cry. I want to wipe away all their tears.

That is how Adopt A Caregiver came about. If anyone hears about a new caregiver, find out how to email them. Let them know you understand how they feel, what they are going through. If you don’t you can order my book from this website. Let them know that you are going to listen, going to write to them and let them vent. You will eventually develop a bond with this person, and the reality is, we really can stop their tears.

There are good resources available on line, some with tips, some with message boards.

Alzheimer’s Association, Mayo Clinic, Caregivers guide and next time I will add a few more.

As I speak to groups I am planting this seed, Adopt A Caregiver, and now I am watching it grow.  Thank you all for your help and support. Hope to have more information tomorrow.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helne