. . . Where Caregivers Encourage One Another!

Hello and Welcome!

I am so glad you are here! 🍁🍂

Caregivers are mighty warriors, enlightened survivors!


Q: Are you an informal, unpaid caregiver, a family member? a spouse? partner? friend or neighbour? or caregiver support?

Q: Is your loved one’s need for care related to memory loss?

A: This caregiver-focused site is for you.

Sense the caregiver’s life through the knowledge and encouragement shared here.

Find caregivers encouraging caregivers as they disclose their uncertainties and reveal ways they have navigated along their journey.

Feel verbal hugs of comfort to tuck away for your months and years ahead.

While being a caregiver, I have heard and
read personal stories of many who tend to those who need care.

I have learned that caregivers:
…display the bravery of gladiators,
…possess the natural ability of geniuses,
…draw upon the wisdom of sages;
…borrow magic from wizards,
…hold hands with angels,
…confirm the selflessness of parents,
…are gifted with shoulders of Atlas;
…are so busy caring for their loved one that they don’t realize
they are God’s treasures in the universe. 🤗

Sometimes these caregiver stories find their way into my life
at just the moments I need them.” ~ Carla S., caregiver

Read our caregiver-written stories.

We know from childhood that we learn from stories.
In that same way, I hope our stories will:
1. broaden the knowledge base for a caregiver’s toolbox, and
2. guide those who, by choice, support them.

The authors of these stories are caregivers who stepped up to, or fell into, the role of caring for loved ones with memory loss. They are family members, friends, or those who support caregivers.

Caregivers can also be professionals in the field of caring, as well as members of support teams. They have lived in the world of caregiving and have helped carry the burdens for those who no longer can manage on their own.

Quick Overview

1- After you have reviewed this page, next
consider reading: About

2- Alzheimer’s Connections – you will get the right guidance – find Alzheimer Society downloadable brochures and publications.

3- Helpful pages that give quick referencing:
Education and Resource Links – local and online sources for help
Caregiver Tips – especially Self-care
Quintessential Caregiver Support – make your life better
Caregiver Social Support – links
Audio previews – readings from the “Is There Any Ice Cream?” book.
Blog stories -…read “Goin’ to the HOP” honouring caregiver survivors.

4- RSS Reading Options – find newest online research posted.

5- Favourite reader story choices:
see All Titles or Story Excepts on menu and Blog Post Excerpts.

NOTE: The words on this site are intentionally darker in contrast to the white background and are a ‘tad’ larger for easier reading by aging eyes.

💖 We look forward to seeing you walking beside us💖

Enjoy this delightful introduction to caregiving … perhaps encouragement and reassurance! Created by Donna Thomson & Dr. Zachary White – it won a Telus Stories for Caregivers Prize.
Used on this blog with permission from Stories for Caregivers.

Walk with caregivers

The author and
her loved one

I invite you to walk with me and my guest authors who reveal joys and sorrows from their personal caregiving experiences.

I hope you will let us shine a light on your path
so you will no longer feel alone.

Put your arms around your shoulders and squeeze…that’s a bear hug from me. -Jas

Annie B and Archie Bear are the source of bears and bear hugs associated with these books seen on
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

When you see a bear, feel the hugs from Annie B and Archie and me!! 💕

Remember, you are my sunshine!
Judith Allen Shone

If you ‘Like’ this site
please consider taking a moment to let me know,
and what you liked about it so we can continue to offer
articles, authors, and resources that are meaningful to readers.
I appreciate that your are here…Thank you. ~jas

Visit – Caregiver Alzheimer Story – Caregiver Challenges,
and the site for the set, caregiver-books.com

Continue to page (2) of 3 or visit the page ABOUT

December 18, 2019 © Judith Allen Shone, updated regularly

2 thoughts on “. . . Where Caregivers Encourage One Another!

  1. Thank you for visiting our stories, Donna. Your expertise is a value to the world of caregivers. I hope you will consider sharing a short story here. 🙂

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