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