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Never Forgotten: A Caregiver’s Journey

I was my Mother’s caregiver (Alzheimer’s) 13 years ago.

This was the hardest most challenging aspect in my life so far. However, it was also the most rewarding in the end. I had such a huge sense of peace knowing what I had accomplished.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

I decided to use my experiences of those 7 years to help other caregivers. I started a monthly caregiver support group in my home. Such a great feeling of love and warmth I am receiving from those in need of support, friendship, direction and just plain caring. It’s a place to vent anger, fear, or frustrations and be with those that understand. Most of all, a place where others know that they’re not alone. Talking about stages and really getting into the nitty-gritty or as I call it the good, the bad and the ugly, you will not find from most medical professionals but want to know.

This is the legacy I carry in honor of my mother and never forgotten.

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Comments

  • Pam Farina moderator
    2 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your story @4mom! I love that you are hosting a monthly support group in your home to help others dealing with Alzheimer’s. Such a beautiful legacy of caring in honor of your Mom. She was blessed to have you by her side caring for her.

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