The Alzheimer’s website is the go place to learn about dementia and care giving. (alz.org).
They have all the statistics. Like: 10.9 million people in this country are unpaid care givers. Imagine if every single person in New York City (plus some!) was a care giver!
The thing is, we know there are millions of care givers, but we don’t actually know them. I don’t know one person who is doing what I do. And yet, there have to be lots of care givers in my hometown of Charlottesville.
Yesterday I had to get a new phone. As we waited for my information exchange from the old one to the new one, the tech expert and I got to chatting. When I mentioned having a husband with dementia, she immediately related the story of her Step-Mother’s dementia. This happens to me all the time.
It seems that everyone knows some one with some sort of dementia, even if they are not the care giver.
And that brings me back to why I started this blog. I know you are out there, care givers.
I want this to be a place for you to share your stories, your experience and your feelings.
I hope to hear from you soon!