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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


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 14, 2017 LOUIS SALTZMAN
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
Aug 4, 2017 chris McCormick
Aug 4, 2017 Steven Schueller
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2017 Joanne Montgomery
Jul 17, 2017 Wendy Farias My Mother was diagnosed with demantia 3 years ago and my Father is her main caregiver. He's an amazing husband and father and is almost 80 years old. You can tell it is taking a toll on him caring for my Mom.
Jul 17, 2017 Maureen Finlon
Jul 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Jul 17, 2017 Connie Walker
Jul 11, 2017 Anne Miettinen
Jul 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2017 Miguel Merlo
Jul 2, 2017 Kate Pruden
Jul 2, 2017 Paul Young Caregivers are some of the most underated members of our workforce.
Jul 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2017 David Buckner My sister did the caregiving for my Dad for 2 years. I saw how hard it is. Bless her and my Dad. Peace
Jun 7, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 1, 2017 Sandra Lambert I want to honor my friend Gloria. She has pent her entire adult life caring for the less fortunate. She has really been blessed with a gift fro God as she has a heart of gold and the patience of an Angel.
May 29, 2017 Janet Pickard
May 25, 2017 K M I knew it was hard for my friends that were caregivers, then I found out just how hard it really is. You're always so tired and don't have time for other normal things anymore. It IS really different to walk in their shoes. Now they'really mine.
May 24, 2017 susan foley
May 24, 2017 freddie williams
May 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 16, 2017 Janice Pagnani
May 16, 2017 Nedra Saathoff
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2017 Lyssa Twomey I am a 24/7 caregiver myself. Everything this pledge says is true. One of the stressors I go through is that none of my 5 siblings will help at all with the responsibility. All they do is put me down and tell me I have it easy-breezy.
May 9, 2017 Diana Noel-Labieniec
May 9, 2017 Vasilis Nisiotis
May 9, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 13, 2017 Patricia Vazquez
Apr 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2017 Dawn Simon
Apr 5, 2017 Christine Jordan
Apr 5, 2017 CHRISTINE REDMOND It is very, very hard to do this role. I have had both my parents to try to deal with (both deceased now), and now a very dear friend is suffering with ongoing dementia.Love and patience to you all!!!!
Apr 5, 2017 Sandra Holbrook
Apr 5, 2017 Linda Dimmock
Apr 5, 2017 bill wiebe
Apr 4, 2017 RoseMarie Di Giovanni-Norton
Apr 4, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Apr 4, 2017 Wendy Cohoe Been there, with no support. Soul bruising on many levels.

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