Vision For The Future

My vision is that every community 55 and older who have caregiver support groups, would have an Adopt A Caregiver program.

It would be wonderful if people in the community would contact the support group leader and say, “I hear someone needs a friend. I’d like to Adopt A Caregiver.”

Just think how easy and awesome this vision is.

There is nothing to join, nothing to pay, and no commitment, except to yourself.

This works in your community, your church, your synagogue, anywhere there are caregivers. Everyone knows a caregiver, but do you know how they feel? Behind The Mask is my secret journal, and when you read it, you are standing in a caregivers shoes. This is every new caregivers story. You will stand in their shoes and know what they are going through. All the things they never talk about..

For those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s Disease I recommend Lauren Kessler’s inspiring book, Living In The Land Of Alzheimer’s, a true story.

Word of mouth is potent, this is how my words about Adopt A Caregiver are getting out to the public. Please help someone who can’t help themselves.

Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene


  1. I love the idea of adopting a caregiver. What a fabulous way to give back, share, encourage, and validate. With over 50 million caregivers in this country, there are plenty to go around.

    I also love your journaling. It’s such a great way to relieve stress. It saved me when I was my mom’s caregiver for six years, and now I want to help everyone give it a try.

    That’s why I’ve written a book called YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? JOURNALING FOR CAREGIVERS. You can write about yourself, caregiving, the one you care for, or what life will be like when you reclaim your life. The book offers encouragement, simple instructions, and over 200 sentence starts to get you going.

    Advanced copies are available now (October 2008) and the book will be in bookstores in December. To learn more and order the book go to Click on the Journaling for Caregivers link next to the bugle. Questions? My e-mail address is on the website. Let me know what you think of it.

    B. Lynn Goodwin