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Goal: 15,000 Progress: 7,111
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


May 4, 2016 jacqueline taylor my friend jill is a caregiver. shes doing a wonderful thing.
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 28, 2016 Rebecca Troy
Apr 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2016 Walter Schultz
Apr 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2016 Maridell Price
Apr 10, 2016 Genesis Merano
Apr 9, 2016 Darleen Strassle
Apr 9, 2016 Garry Lough
Apr 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2016 casey muhs
Apr 8, 2016 Ertie Evangelista
Apr 2, 2016 Debbie Kane
Mar 31, 2016 Nisha Cherian
Mar 29, 2016 Kristine Cormier
Mar 22, 2016 Sarah Harris My mom was my dad's caregiver. Words can't even begin to describe how grateful I am that she took care of him til he passed away. She's an amazing and strong woman! <3
Mar 17, 2016 Tina Chaffin Our mom is our dad's caregiver. She is a survivor of colon cancer and now she is there for our dad when he needs her most! One of the strongest women I have ever known! We love you mom and dad!!
Mar 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Mar 13, 2016 LAURA CHINOFSKY
Mar 4, 2016 Marta Rico Buenrostro
Feb 18, 2016 kayann ramos
Feb 17, 2016 Rhona Fox
Feb 16, 2016 Jan Marek
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 11, 2016 Marie St Martin
Feb 7, 2016 Leigh Castellon
Feb 4, 2016 Jennifer McBurney
Jan 31, 2016 Margaret Brown
Jan 24, 2016 Nancy Conway
Jan 21, 2016 Dale Clausen Meyer With Huntington's disease in my family for 60 years, we have been caretakers over & over again. It's relentless. Sending strength & prayers for all caretakers!
Jan 18, 2016 Sherry Wright
Jan 16, 2016 Cindy Keiser
Jan 14, 2016 Heather McKnight
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 10, 2016 Krista Smith My grandparents suffered from altzheimers. My dad went through dementia, so I understand what a caregiver goes through.
Jan 9, 2016 Amber Lopez ( Pelton)
Jan 9, 2016 Maryann Almeida
Jan 4, 2016 Joanna Wyzykowska
Jan 4, 2016 Heather Arnold Thank You!
Jan 2, 2016 Stacy Hale
Dec 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 28, 2015 tonya stiffler
Dec 28, 2015 Susan Saikami I was my mother's caregiver after she was diagnosed with late stage Parkinson's. I'm thankful I had the opportunity to tell her not only how much I loved her but the honor it was to be her daughter - But the strain did take its toll mentally/physically.
Dec 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2015 Charles Nash
Dec 15, 2015 Susan Robertson

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