“Behind the Mask.” Her blog can also be found at her blog. I told her that I’m becoming a book reviewer on dementia. Smile, smile. I’m finishing up Graboys’ book and am ready to start Louise Morse’s book, “Could it be Dementia.”
Helene also has an Adopt A Caregiver program as well. She says:
The most important things in my life are my family and friends; my passion for writing, reading and knitting; and my self respect.
My book, Behind the Mask, shows the complete range of emotions a new caregiver goes through each day.
Alzheimer’s disease is not contagious, yet the caregivers are usually left alone without the support of friends and neighbors, even family. This disease can last for many years, leaving the caregiver worn out and alone.
Adopt A Caregiver is my unique way of giving back. All you have to do is check your neighborhood, your social clubs, church, synagogue, your doctor’s office, the Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s message boards, and the Mayo Clinic message boards.
Just send an email or phone the person who needs a friend, listen and come back often to let him/her know you care and are thinking of them. Just being there to listen is a huge help.
Adopt a Caregiver. Give something back: Contribute to the well being of people who are so busy caring for others.
Thanks to Helene and Louise for all their hard work and continued dedication!