I am so glad you came to browse…hopefully you find inspiration.
We focus on caregivers for loved ones with memory loss and their support, encouragers, families and friends.
I hope you will visit often!
It does not matter what you call a caring person – a caregiver, a caretaker, a care partner, aidant principal, la cuidadora, or an angel of mercy –
…the question is, will you be ready?
The potential is great that, at some point in our life, most of us will, unexpectedly, be accepting the gift of caregiving for a loved one with memory loss, as an encourager, as support, as a professional, or as a caregiver.
Walk with me
I invite you to walk with me on our journey .
Share my joys and sorrows as I recount stories from the last eight years of my ongoing spouse-caregiving life.
I hope my words will lift spirits, resonate, make you laugh or cry, but ultimately, make a human connection so neither of us will feel alone. 💖
In addition, it is exciting to share the wisdom from guest authors to help illuminate the world of caregiving through their thoughts and experiences.
At the moment of My Love’s diagnosis, I was plunged, untrained and scared, into the darkness of the most demanding phase of my life, the role of spouse-caregiver.
How did you discover you were a caregiver?
Explore this site with a caregiver. Our stories reveal the world of caregiving as you read and vicariously experience it with us.
We hope our words become a connection between us, as the light shines on our experiences, in order to stretch and enhance your perception of the caregiver role.
We even have 🎵 relaxing music 🎵 to listen to for a relaxed visit to our site!
SHARE THE LINK
Do not wait. YOU BE THE ONE who responds to a caregivers plea, you be the one who reaches out to that caregiver who needs your friendship and encouragement. You’ll know the one.
Help caregivers feel relief when they discover others have been angry or sad, others have experienced similar guilt, and made the same mistakes and wondered about the same unanswered questions.
These stories can be like a hand to hold for any caregiver who is floundering in the darkness of unfamiliarity. They will not have to feel alone.
There is no better teacher than life’s emotional experiences, your own, and especially those told by a storyteller.
Leave a note at bottom of page if you wish to share a story, a comment, a caregiver tip, or to ask questions.
I visit this site daily and
would love to know you stopped by! 🥰
Thank you for your encouragement.
🍦 Thank you for your time to visit and connect. 🍪
Judith Allen Shone
~ 💙💛💚 ~
Readers and caregivers are our valued links!
Share this site. Become part of the Chain of Care!
Walk beside us, through essays, stories, and expressive writing, to uncover what might be ahead in a caregiver’s world.
🥰 Text links in this blog:
MOST ARE GOLD IN COLOR because template does it that way,
are BOLD and when you hover, an underline appears indicating the link.
Those who want to understand the caregiver’s life, and yearn to feel encouragement and support, will resonate with the shared experiences,
both here and in the two books.
IS THERE ANY ICE CREAM? (July 2019)
DID YOU HIDE THE COOKIES?
(to be published 2020)
As you read, you may want more information.
ASK IN THE COMMENTS below.
Where to next?
Learn About the Site...see the menu items you might be interested to review.
- Browse the menu; let us erase the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease and those who care for them through understanding.
- Read more about the book, “Is There Any Ice Cream?”
- READ REVIEWS of the book “Is There Any Ice Cream?”
- Learn More about Judith Allen Shone, author.
A REMINDER before you go, these stories are copyrighted with all rights reserved. If you choose to copy any words from this site, for education purposes, for your school project, for sharing with other caregivers, for inclusion in a speech, please, please honor the rights of authors, as you wish to be honored and include the author’s name, mine or the guest, the article name and the date, the name and link of this blog.
“Accepting the Gift of Carergiving” Copyright © 2019 Judith Allen Shone
Do something each day to make others smile and your heart sing.
NOTE: All illustrations for book cover, the lilacs, and the illustrations for the Caregiver Feels image are originally created by ©Tatiana Mitrushova, with license from fotolia.com. @MitrushovaArt on Etsy. The cone of the book cover original by Jiri Hera, with license from dreamstime.com
Visit the website for the book “Is There Any Ice Cream?”