September 21, was World Alzheimer's Day. Cammie at Myblog by Cammie is asking everyone to make a card for a caretaker of a person affected with Alzheimer's. You can send it to a caregiver that you know personally or send it to an address listed on her blog. She also has received a lot of donated blog candy from various individuals and companies to support this cause. Just a few companies to mention are Taylored Expressions, Unity Stamp Co. and Flourishes. Two individuals that donated are Sharon Johnson and Rose Ann Reynolds. Their creativity is awesome.
I am planning on sending my card to a friend that has been a caregiver for many years. She stayed with one elderly couple for over 5 years. She is faithful to each family, she stays with the same family till the very end. This job is not only a very demanding physical job, but a very emotional life style, there is only one outcome to this illness. Barbara Ann is my hero.
The card that I am sending to her is a very simple thank you card, just letting her know that she is appreciated and loved for all the extra things she does for her "extended families".