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Happy Caregiver Month

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 15, 2012, 8:06 AM


Thought I would put the artwork aside and briefly touch on a subject rarely touched upon in RL... That is Caregiving.  November has been designated National Caregiver Month to shine the spotlight on those who are selflessly caring for loved ones, aging or disabled or both.

"Spouses and partners become caregivers to the ones they love even as they navigate their own health challenges… All of them give selflessly to bring comfort, social engagement, and stability to those they love… National Family Caregivers Month is a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication that family caregivers embody every day. As we offer our appreciation and admiration for their difficult work, let us also extend our own offers of support to them and their loved ones."---President Obama

This month let's honor those who have become our #1 long term care provider , the family caregivers!  






Notice anything different about this entry????

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: TV
  • Reading: The Monitor on DA
  • Watching: Food Network
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Lunch
  • Drinking: Club Soda
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I'm really glad this is enough of a prominent subject that we're dedicating a month to it. Just personally, I'm tired of the rhetoric about "people who just want things" when talking about people who either depend on assistance or depend on the assistance of people they care for. I saw a set of videos by "the 47%," and I was really blown away by the number of people who are either struggling with their own health limitations or with the limitations of others in their family who were brave enough to speak up.
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know I am one of those caregivers right now. I'm caring for my mother who happened to be suffering from vascular dementia and it's no picnic what this does to her. You can thank the people at the Alzheimer Association for pushing this out into the open. It went from Family caregivers to Caregivers. And it covers the broad spectrum of caregiving in the family from those who care for their disabled children to those who care from their aging parents and every shade in between.

Thank you for your comment and acknowledgment. I appreciate it. :hug:
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know it takes so much emotional and physical energy to look after someone else. I'm very impressed that you do so much, and I'm very glad you and your family made it through Sandy OK.
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Writer
I support my sister-in-law, whose been taking care of her aging parents, one of whom (her mother) has Alzheimer's. :ahoy:

First thing I noticed is that the journal text is actually sitting properly on each line. Is that what you wanted to point out?
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not exactly but why not... No, there's something else missing... ;)
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Writer
:confused: It's more upbeat? Not as personal? Contains a presidential quote?

If it's not any of those, then I'm genuinely lost.
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No mention of sandy or depression...
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Writer
So, more upbeat and not as personal. That's always a good sign. :)
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Shango-ThunderStones Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: :)
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