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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


Jan 26, 2015 Deborah Golembiewski
Jan 26, 2015 Mary mcintire
Jan 23, 2015 Marion Friedl
Jan 21, 2015 Carolyn Kutz I was a caregiver of my Mom for 7 years (age 89-96!), and am a caregiver to my disabled husband. I also give care to 9 dogs-4 seniors-one with Alzheimer's!. I know how draining it can be-GOD Bless Caregivers!
Jan 20, 2015 Joan Hoefer Blessings ~
Jan 20, 2015 kelly green
Jan 19, 2015 Paula Corbett
Jan 18, 2015 Michelle Reyes
Jan 17, 2015 Dina Mattas
Jan 14, 2015 Olga Titova
Jan 12, 2015 Elizabeth Cosslett
Jan 12, 2015 Nancy Bragg My mother B A T T L E D for at least 10 yrs., before her body succumbed, to the not eating, body (as I put it eating itself, translucent & a shell of the Mother, I knew) !@#$%^&*()_+=-?*&^%$#@! disease!!!!!!!!
Jan 12, 2015 Tom Finholt
Jan 12, 2015 Phyllis Gladden
Jan 12, 2015 Eleanor Mayr
Jan 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2015 Dori Grasso
Jan 8, 2015 Jan Yoder
Jan 7, 2015 Christy ODonnell
Jan 7, 2015 Cari Strouse
Jan 6, 2015 Zachary Garcia
Jan 5, 2015 M Goldstein Caregivers are true heroes!
Jan 5, 2015 Jack Pallen
Jan 3, 2015 nari gottlieb
Jan 3, 2015 Dale Franks
Jan 2, 2015 Joseph Taylor
Dec 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 31, 2014 Kayla Pekarek
Dec 31, 2014 Marie Suchocki
Dec 31, 2014 M amedeo
Dec 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 29, 2014 Ashley Waller
Dec 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 26, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 26, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Susan LeClair
Dec 21, 2014 Georgia Atkins
Dec 21, 2014 Carol Shutt My father is going through this now with my mother and I am 400 miles away. I do what I can to help but I can't provide the physical assistance I would like to. Phone calls and encouragement are all I can do and I hope it helps.
Dec 19, 2014 John Matyjewicz My wife has been there when I really needed her. The road that I have traveled in the past ten years has been difficult for me, but much more for her. She has stood by me. The past year has been the worst. I love her with all my heart and soul!!
Dec 18, 2014 Maxwell Mathews
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Susan Carter I've been down this road - 9 yrs with my Dad. We lost him 8/13. Hardest thing I ever had to do, but so glad we never put him in a home and he died at home with us by his side. God Bless all the caregivers in the world. I pray for you every night.
Dec 15, 2014 Erin Kegel On top of being diagnosed w/terminal cancer, my mom also had dementia so I know how exhausting it can be to care for someone. God bless the caregivers.
Dec 15, 2014 Bożena Staniszewska
Dec 12, 2014 Christine Patnode I am there now with my 85 year old father and a 93 year old mother who is also failing, but will not give up on him.
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 8, 2014 Judy Browne I watched my Dad slowly disappear. It is so hard to care for someone and watch them not realize who you are or where they are.

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