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Caregivers Awareness Month

November is Caregivers Awareness Month! Share your journey of being a caregiver with a community that gets it.

  1. I am a caregiver for my mom who has Alzheimer’s. It's one of the most important roles I'll ever have, and it gives me great honor to serve this woman who taught me so much about life. From dealing with her confusion in the early stages all the way up until these final stages when she is bedridden and non-verbal -- it has not been an easy journey but one filled with many valuable lessons on how best to handle things when life gives you lemons.
    I hope these words can help guide others going through similar struggles because there really isn't anything more encouraging than knowing you are resilient and can do hard things.

    1. I feel the same about my mother that it’s a great honor, but since she’s now in late stage I cry almost every time I see her. She’s just fading away and I can’t bare it. Is this common in the late stages?

    2. thanks for reading my article and for sharing. As much as every experience is unique for each individual the heartbreak is a common feeling we all have especially as our loved one transitions into the late stages. I am so sorry you and your mom are on this journey. I hope you can find support and helpful resources from this community... we are here for you!

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