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Goal: 15,000 Progress: 7,223
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


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
Feb 3, 2017 KAREN WASSING
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
Dec 27, 2016 Wendy Scott My husband was my primary caregiver while my Lupus and mental health issues were at their most severe. I saw firsthand the many struggles and sacrifices he made to do this, often, thankless job and am more grateful to him than I can ever express.
Dec 27, 2016 Lydia Lafferty
Dec 27, 2016 maria sacco
Dec 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 8, 2016 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Dec 2, 2016 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Nov 28, 2016 knud thirup Thank you!
Nov 21, 2016 bill hughey
Nov 20, 2016 Bart Hawley
Nov 19, 2016 Kelly Louis NO RIP OFF FACILITIES SAVE HOMELESS VETS VETS HELPING VETS
Nov 11, 2016 Waynetta Haynes
Nov 9, 2016 Paula Lewis
Nov 9, 2016 Karin Cohen
Nov 9, 2016 Carol Mentz 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.
Nov 9, 2016 Sharon Evans-Ford
Nov 8, 2016 Erin Cromer
Nov 4, 2016 Eve Delmonte
Nov 3, 2016 Mary Marx Praising God for allowing me the honor of being my mother's caretaker. What a blessing I received! Thank You Heavenly Father
Oct 30, 2016 Paul Ruthfield Caregivers give others a reason to live. They give of themselves to give "brightness" to those who need it.
Oct 25, 2016 Teresa King-Saiz
Oct 24, 2016 Patti Bandolin
Oct 23, 2016 Debbie Morgan
Oct 22, 2016 Bea Cohen

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