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Goal: 15,000 Progress: 7,344
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

Jul 26, 2018 Christine Maidl
Jul 12, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 10, 2018 Rita Campos
Jun 27, 2018 vasilique mountzouris mountzouris
Jun 24, 2018 R Holt
Jun 24, 2018 D Cooper
Jun 12, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 22, 2018 Anna Hinnenkamp-Faulk
May 5, 2018 Kari Dyrdahl
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 4, 2018 Andries Grobbelaar
Mar 16, 2018 Joyce Pevehouse I am a full-time caregiver to my husband, so I'm very familiar with both sides of this disease.
Feb 28, 2018 Debbie Holland
Feb 20, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Banks
Jan 31, 2018 Alicja Bożek
Jan 26, 2018 Jodi Ford
Dec 30, 2017 Barbara Hobbs
Dec 30, 2017 Margaret Sexauer
Dec 30, 2017 Carmen Grant
Dec 30, 2017 Laurie Aman
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 27, 2017 Patricia Gillespie
Nov 23, 2017 John Confar
Nov 19, 2017 Janice Phillips
Nov 19, 2017 Joseph Phillips
Nov 19, 2017 Jan Phillips
Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Brzycki
Nov 19, 2017 Paul Ferrari
Nov 19, 2017 Penelope Carter
Nov 1, 2017 penni Herrick
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 12, 2017 Susan O'Connor
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Kim Anthony
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed) i am one too.
Sep 22, 2017 Pamela Dugan
Sep 22, 2017 Erik Bjarnar
Sep 22, 2017 Wendy Maltonic
Sep 22, 2017 Charlotte Dent
Sep 19, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Aug 21, 2017 Carolyn Schmidt I thank all the loving staff at Kendal at Ithaca who care for my mother 24/7.
Aug 7, 2017 Francine Allen If I ever know a caregiver for an Alzheimers patient or someone suffering any other severe medical condition, I pledge to do anything i can to support the caregiver as well as the affected person and their loved ones.
Aug 4, 2017 Carol Bostick
Aug 4, 2017 Susan Closson
Aug 4, 2017 Lynn Greene

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