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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

Oct 30, 2014 Davinia Bleijenberg
Oct 30, 2014 Melissa Martinez
Oct 28, 2014 Salita chanthara
Oct 26, 2014 Tiffany Taylor
Oct 26, 2014 Emily Trinder
Oct 24, 2014 Sarah Cohignac
Oct 23, 2014 tara jenkins
Oct 23, 2014 Casandra Castle
Oct 22, 2014 Nancy Clayton
Oct 22, 2014 Kathy Snawder
Oct 22, 2014 Tiffany Clark
Oct 22, 2014 Carolyn Edgecomb I've been a care giver, it is a tough job. You don't feel like you're doing enough.
Oct 22, 2014 Lester Edgecomb
Oct 22, 2014 LOIS HAMILTON
Oct 22, 2014 Dawn Bowers
Oct 21, 2014 tan su wei
Oct 20, 2014 Patrick. Lumby
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 Carmen Davila
Oct 17, 2014 Mihaela Stan
Oct 16, 2014 Sanjay Mistry
Oct 16, 2014 Sarah Mathews
Oct 16, 2014 Angela Curran Already started. Already continuing. Already remembering :-) NB: (Taking magnesium helps relieve symptoms & further cause as proven by friends of ours). Stay connected. Bless All involved.
Oct 16, 2014 Donatella Rossotto
Oct 15, 2014 R Detheridge
Oct 14, 2014 Brigette Cuneo
Oct 14, 2014 Susan Buttram I know how hard a caregivers life can be.
Oct 13, 2014 Adair Leonard
Oct 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Oct 12, 2014 gretchen hoeltzel
Oct 12, 2014 Milka Milenova
Oct 11, 2014 Nancy Watts
Oct 11, 2014 anita cotter caregivers are amazing. I support them all the way
Oct 11, 2014 Richard Neal
Oct 10, 2014 Elizabeth Morales I am a caregiver :) It's the best job I've ever had.
Oct 10, 2014 Allison Thomas my mom took care of my grandma <3 miss you grandma
Oct 10, 2014 Eva Passerini
Oct 9, 2014 Jennifer Janeczko
Oct 9, 2014 Chelsea Eisenbise
Oct 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 8, 2014 Karen Lamb
Oct 7, 2014 Luerra Hammond
Oct 7, 2014 Antoinette Bourque
Oct 7, 2014 Nonie King
Oct 7, 2014 Naved Chowdhury
Oct 7, 2014 Trisha Bhattacharjee
Oct 6, 2014 Cathy Jones caregivers are special people. They give so much, they have compassion, considerstion, no selfishness.. I say thank you to all.
Oct 6, 2014 daniela laudati
Oct 5, 2014 Laura Vilela

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