The editors of Healthline chose Caregiving With Purpose for the third year as one of the Top 20 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Blogs in 2014. And now they’ve nominated it for Best Health Blog of 2014.
Healthline has an annual contest for Best Health Blog. The top 3 blogs are featured on Healthline for an entire year, and they get a prize. This is an opportunity to raise awareness for caregiving and dementia. Caregivers are among the most silent of the “silent majority” and the ones who often feel alone and need support.
Did you know that many caregivers don’t see themselves as caregivers?
Instead they see themselves as adult children or grandchildren, spouses, siblings, parents and grandparents. And raising awareness about them involves not only alerting others to their situations, but also getting them to realize they’re caregivers.
And caring for someone with dementia—whether it’s Alzheimer’s disease or something else—is even more challenging.
Because you are dealing with changes in your carereceiver’s personality, thinking and communication. And they can be continually changing as your carereceiver’s dementia progresses.
How can you help?
Caregiving With Purpose has finished in the top 20 the past 2 years, and this year I hope it finishes in the top 3. As I write this it’s number 5, due to the support of readers, fans, family and colleagues.
The contest runs through January 15, 2015 and it’s possible to vote twice in a 24 hour period: once on Facebook and once on Twitter. I’m asking you to vote for Caregiving With Purpose. If you have an account on both Facebook and Twitter, please vote on both. Vote every day of you can, if not as often as you can. Click here to vote now.
Help get the message of hope and community to caregivers so they no longer feel isolated and alone. The wonder of the Internet is it’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… even on weekends and holidays.
To your healthy and happy caregiving,
Ina Gilmore MD
Ambassador of Caregiving on www.HowToLiveOnPurpose.com
Purple Angel Global Ambassador for Dementia Awareness
P.S. Please help raise awareness by voting often at www.CaregivingWithPurpose.com/vote , which redirects you to the Healthine voting page.