NOMINATE The Caregiver’s Voice Caregiver of the Month
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN for Caregiver of the Month (of March)
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Deadline: February 10, 2012
January 2012 Caregiver of the Month, Claire writes (edited):
I thank my sister, Linda, for nominating me for this award, which came as a complete surprise. It is an honor for me to have been chosen to receive The Caregiver’s Voice Award and I appreciate the kind words of the committee, which led to their decision.
My Mom and I have always been close but during the last 15 years, we have developed a bond between Mother and Daughter which will live in my heart forever.
I am doing this because I want to not because I have to…that makes all the difference in the world.
— Claire Abel, Caregiver to her mother and TCV’s Caregiver of the Month
To read more of Claire’s comments, click on her picture.
Bob Finnie of PersonCare.net has partnered with The Caregiver’s Voice by offering our Caregivers of the Month their choice of gift.
For each caregiver who is recognized for the month, we will feature the gift, s/he has chosen.
Claire chose the Beautiful Flowers DVD
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My Mom sits at the table in her room in our home with her 24-inch flat screen TV in front of her. She sits very close to it to be able to see the screen due to her Macular degeneration. I chose a gift that would benefit her, not me. She has always loved flowers and my Dad was a pianist and piano teacher for over 60 years, so the piano accompaniment on this DVD is so appropriate. She will love it!
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Claire also received a signed copy of “Where’s my shoes?” My Father’s Walk through Alzheimer’s and Searching for Cecy – Reflections on Alzheimer’s. Click on the book covers for more information. Although, Claire’s mom does not suffer from Alzheimer’s, the journey of dementia (leading cause is Alzheimer’s) is similar and we hope she will be inspired and strengthened by what she unfolds in these books.