#WordsOfComfort

Finding a way to stay connected during this time of stress and social distancing.

During the spread of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we are all feeling more lonely and disconnected. If you are living with or caring for someone with dementia that feeling is even stronger. Both family members and healthcare staff are feeling this stress too.

We began #WordsOfComfort to bring us together and share words of support, advice and comfort as we move through this time. We hope these words of comfort help each of us to know that we are not alone.

As this crisis evolves I think often about the caregivers of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. One of the great qualities you all have is that of adaptation as we have all learned how to do that over time. Your abilities and strength will get you through these times. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️ #CAREGIVERS STRONG

The caregivers at Without Warning are heroes to me because they show such strength and courage in the midst of a devastating disease. And they do this every day without time off. They have to face new challenges and obstacles and still manage to move forward. They not only support their loved ones but others in the group. It is important to me because as a counselor I truly believe the true heroes in life are the ones who find the courage to endure even when life can get really hard.

The caregivers I have a met at Without Warning are so amazing: compassionate, loving and courageous. I cannot imagine how difficult their lives must be, and yet they continue to smile