Caregivers Need a Healthy Lifestyle Too

Dementia is not a natural part of growing old

Dementia is not a natural part of growing old (Photo credit: The Prime Minister’s Office)

Starting any form of movement (cause) to help another person can sometimes be more of a goal for you instead of when you are reaching out to others enlisting their help.  This can be a very tenuous journey, but if it is something that can benefit others then this is what one must do to keep the mission and vision alive.

Walking for a Cause follows the journey of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, because it is a fast growing condition that is now the 6th leading cause of death.  Thus, advocating for research, educating the public, supporting caregivers and more is what many of the foundations support with their donations.  Additionally, the caregiving part is what truly brought the cause to my attention, because I was and technically am a caregiver ensuring that I am meeting the needs of my family members (with or without dementia).

When one gives knowledge to a caregiver about his or her healthy lifestyle, they are giving back.  So, who do you know that is serving others and “walking…not talking for their cause” in their community promoting a healthy lifestyle or promoting total wellness.  I am encouraging you to nominate someone who you believe would be honored to receive a service award for their cause, the Walking for a Cause Wellness Service Award.

In order to nominate a person, you will need to complete the nomination form by January 30, 2014:  Wellness Service Award Nomination Form.

Once you nominate someone you know dearly who deserves this amazing and outstanding award, take time to read a few of these articles about the growth of caregivers.

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6 thoughts on “Caregivers Need a Healthy Lifestyle Too

  1. This topic is so important. When my mother got diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I completely lost myself emotionally. It was mentally hard to reconnect to my body and needs. I wish I read this post years back.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Dorit Sasson
    Giving Voice to Your Story

    • Dorit…sometimes when we share our thoughts as a caregiver, we help others understand that they are not alone. Your words will help someone as well.

  2. gingerlondon

    Jewel, great article. Love the diagram explaining the truth about both conditions. Caregivers certainly need a healthy lifestyle to fortified to provide the care their love ones need.

  3. Thanks for posting, Jewel. So often, caregivers forget about themselves. Because of that, many times, those being taken care of outlive their caregivers.

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