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Sponsored by: The Alzheimer's Site

The cruel reality of a degenerative disease such as Alzheimer's is that it doesn't merely impact the patient who has been diagnosed. All too often, we forget the ripple effect such an illness has on the friends, loved ones, and family members surrounding the person with Alzheimer's. Many of these people are also caregivers directly responsible for keeping the patient safe and as healthy as possible.

Being a caregiver is one of the most incredibly challenging and generous acts of love any of us will ever perform on behalf of another. Fear, exhaustion, anger, depression, guilt, and grief are often part of the experience. Harboring negative feelings doesn't make the caregiver a bad person, but it can have a negative impact on their daily lives and long-term emotional well-being.

Caregivers need to be cared for as well. Sign and share this pledge today to honor a caregiver in your life and to raise awareness about the need for support networks that directly address the special needs of caregivers.

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I personally pledge to:

Recognize the incredibly difficult work of a caregiver in my life.

Remember that caregivers have special needs and stresses of their own, including fear, exhaustion, anger, depression, guilt, and grief.

Realize that I can take an pro-active role in helping to relieve these stresses by offering to help with personal errands, childcare, healthcare-related research.

Endeavor to offer a smile, hug, or kind word, whenever I see the occasion.

Use any opportunity I can to raise awareness about the needs of caregivers in my community.

Share this pledge with friends and family via social media or email and encourage them to pledge as well.

Petition Signatures

Mar 28, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 26, 2017 Marsha Croner
Mar 24, 2017 JANE SMITH
Mar 22, 2017 Tina Pelton
Mar 22, 2017 Marga Childs
Mar 22, 2017 Lisa Hanselman
Mar 22, 2017 Emily McNabb In honor of my mother in law, who lovingly cared for her husband, whom we just lost last week. And my mother and Aunt, who care for their Mom, my Grandma who's 100 years old!
Mar 22, 2017 Peter Roach
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2017 Patrik Löfgren
Mar 11, 2017 Arlene Kinner
Mar 1, 2017 Susan Closson
Mar 1, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Mar 1, 2017 Leigh Stuart I was a caregiver for several is a demanding yet giving 'job'. I applaud anyone who can take this humane chore on and feel positive about it all.
Mar 1, 2017 Melissa Allen Blessed MOST love my QUEEN honey bee
Mar 1, 2017 Susan Wilson
Mar 1, 2017 Selena Millman
Mar 1, 2017 Brandy Schumacher
Mar 1, 2017 Amy Shadley One of my BFF's takes care of her Mom who was diagnosed quite a while back. It is a full time job plus so heart wrenching for her.....
Mar 1, 2017 Marilyn Weber
Mar 1, 2017 Mary Catanzaro To my friend, Don, and all other caregivers!
Mar 1, 2017 Jennie deBeausset
Mar 1, 2017 Karen Collis Patsy at Brookdale/Claire Bridge
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2017 Pat Brown
Feb 4, 2017 K.J. Herson
Feb 4, 2017 Callie Riley
Feb 4, 2017 cynthia wedlund Care giving is one of the hardest jobs there is, with not near enough recognition!
Feb 4, 2017 Laura Riley
Feb 4, 2017 Pamela Parker My sister cares for her ex-husband. She is one of the bravest people I know.
Feb 4, 2017 Emmanuel Xerias
Feb 3, 2017 chris brazis
Jan 29, 2017 Margarita Contreras
Jan 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 19, 2017 Susan Walsh
Jan 19, 2017 Henriette Matthijssen
Jan 19, 2017 Michele Dechert
Jan 19, 2017 Janice Bellenghi
Jan 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Nina Domergue
Jan 14, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) A Personal Pledge To Support A Caregiver In My Life!!!
Dec 30, 2016 julian zrnic <3
Dec 28, 2016 Carole Kubik
Dec 27, 2016 Denise Bennett

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