a community of caregivers
October 12, 2009 Leave a comment
Yes, caregivers end up living a life with priorities and perspectives very different from others around them. But we can connect with each other, share tips, share both the joys and travails of caregiving. We can be there for others who are just embarking on this journey.
And through honest sharing of our experiences, we can make the journey easier for others.
A few weeks ago, through a comment on my blog, I connected with Ekta Hattangady from Ahmedabad.
Ekta was thrust into a caregiving role for her mother (an Alzheimer’s patient) at an age when most girls are handling adolescence problems and excitement. She was 13 when her mother (then 42 years old) was diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Her mother died after six years, and these six years of caregiving have left Ekta with experiences that have stayed close to her heart. The deep empathy required, as well as the sense of overwhelm and loneliness have made Ekta determined to do something for care-givers. She hopes she can help others who suffer as she did.
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