Before we head into 2013, we’re pulling onto the shoulder, stepping out, and reflecting on some of the memorable nominations we’ve received since the start of the year.
I confess I don’t particularly like competition; especially, when it involves pitting one caregiver against another. Truth be told, our selection committee members often find it heart-wrenching to choose the top two from a list of closely qualified semi-finalists.
Sometimes, two finalists will be so close, they’ll either side-swipe one another on the road to caregiver recognition or one will miss the deadline to submit photos, revised text, and permissions.
I feel sad when one becomes a finalist due to the former reason, because s/he also deserves recognition. The latter reason is not surprising, because caregivers are really busy.
Next month, when we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the U.S., The Caregiver’s Voice will feature two family caregiver finalists whose stories inspire and give us strength to go on.
Thank YOU all for participating in the Caregiver of the Month program.
Brenda Avadian, MA
Program Administrator, The Caregiver’s Voice Caregiver of the Month
For more information, click on National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.