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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Alzheimer's Caregiver Your Mission Should You Decide to Accept It


More and more Alzheimer's disease and dementia caregivers are finding the doorway to Alzheimer's World, and choosing the path of joy over the path called burden.

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Alzheimer's Caregiver Your Mission Should You Decide to Accept It
Over the years I have often wondered how many Alzheimer's caregivers have a mission statement or vision statement?

How many caregivers, if asked, can state in one sentence what they are trying to accomplish?

Have you ever given this any thought?

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After reading over 30,000 comments, and 6,000 direct emails I have concluded that after a time most Alzheimer's caregivers decide that they want to bring to a person living with Alzheimer's one simple thing:

The highest quality of life possible.

I'm not sure they use those exact words. But, I think those words describe their vision or mission.

I have watched thousands of caregivers change their point of view. From can't do, to will do.

I have also heard from thousands searching for answers, advice and insight.

I am not bragging, but the majority of the emails I receive contain words of thanks. This tells me caregivers are finding their way.

More and more AD caregivers are finding the doorway to Alzheimer's World, and choosing the path of joy over the path called burden.

It is not easy that is for sure, but we do it.

I doubt that many people in the world understand the path that the typical Alzheimer's caregiver travels.

What do you think?

"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." 
-- Thomas Moore


Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,461 articles with more than 397,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room