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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


Aug 24, 2016 Joan Kearney My sister-in-law devoted 6 years to her Mother in her home, it is not easy!! We are so blessed to have had her near and willing to take on this responsibility.
Aug 24, 2016 Gary Gilardi
Aug 24, 2016 Sue Troutwine
Aug 23, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 María Galarce
Aug 18, 2016 Peach Santos Please help
Aug 16, 2016 kathi reed My husband takes care of my 103 yr old grandmother when we do not have a pro caregiver. He fixes her meals, takes bp, gives meds.We are only able to keep her home with his loving care. Without him, my grandmother would be in a nursing home. GOD bless him.
Aug 16, 2016 Joan Cuplin Caregivers NEED relief, help, & Thanks!!!!!!!!
Aug 16, 2016 Nancy Cartwright I was my husband's caregiver when he battled his fight with multiple myeloma, which he lost 1/3/15. I know how hard it is. He use to say he'd rather be the patient than the caregiver, all he had to do was be sick, I had to put up with everything.
Jul 26, 2016 Sharon Gilman
Jul 26, 2016 Pamela Brown
Jul 22, 2016 Tamara Brannin You are the real heroes in this world where that word is used to often and not disturbing.
Jul 20, 2016 Dawn Mason
Jul 15, 2016 Evelyn Leslie
Jul 15, 2016 James Herron Just how mom took care of dad for so long will never be understood, thank you mom.
Jul 10, 2016 Mark Turner
Jul 10, 2016 Barbara Gale
Jul 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2016 Susan Gliwa I am my father's full time caregiver along with a full time job. The toughest job in the world is being a caregiver and the lack of resources is shocking.
Jul 3, 2016 Greg King
Jul 3, 2016 norman whitman i have been a care giver more then once in my life so far and yes as it is exceptional hard on ones soul it is just as rewarding on ones soul reaching heaven I can only imagine this but I believe in Jesus and His reward of Heaven Bless all you caregivers
Jul 3, 2016 Andy Murphy
Jul 3, 2016 Cynthia Super
Jun 21, 2016 de car
Jun 20, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Martha Beets
Jun 15, 2016 Jeanette Shepard
Jun 14, 2016 Shea L. Hales
Jun 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 11, 2016 Ivan Brewer
Jun 9, 2016 Carol Stout I am a caregiver of elderl and / or disabled. I try very hard to help my clients and their families so things are easier for them. My 34 year old son has lived in a group home for the past 10 years. I thank his caregivers all of the time.
Jun 9, 2016 Ursula Simoni
Jun 9, 2016 Monica Conover I am a caregiver for my mother, and I can testify that it is the most difficult job in the world, not only physically but mentally.
Jun 9, 2016 Deborah Miller For all the caregivers out there, and especially my dear husband Donald, who dedicates himself full time to the care of my father.
Jun 9, 2016 Marilyn West I was caregiver to my dad for 8 years. It was incredibly difficult and took a permanent toll on my own health. I had no help from other family members. But I would do it again because I loved my dad so much. Caregivers need support and help.
Jun 4, 2016 Doyle Worley
Jun 3, 2016 AniMae Chi
Jun 1, 2016 Paula Medina My profound respect and gratitude to all the caregivers in my life, my community, my country. Thanks for your loving care.
May 31, 2016 roy wolf Me and my little sister was a caregiver to my mom she had lung cancer it wasn't easy but we did it i miss my mom every day since she's gone.
May 29, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 27, 2016 Carolyn Crawford
May 25, 2016 Bonnie Smith
May 20, 2016 Megan McMillen
May 15, 2016 Татьяна Королева
May 11, 2016 Ronald Yeoh
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)

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