Inspiration, motivation, and affirmations for caregivers
Written by Adrienne Gruberg
Adrienne Gruberg is a former family caregiver and founder of The Caregiver Space. After six years of caring for her late husband and mother-in-law she conceived of an online support space all caregivers could come to. Adrienne holds a BFA from Boston University. She founded AYA Creative in 1982, an award winning graphic design, marketing and advertising company. Her design training has helped shape the website and her personal and professional experience continues to inform and influence the caregiver centric support experience she has created at The Caregiver Space.

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  1. I have been a caregiver many times as I worked in nursing homes and home health care.I also carded for my mother for yrs.. Then big one came when I cared for my baby sister who had Huntingtons disease.. That is the hard one Dad had it and we went through hell. My older sister had it also, but her 2daughters cared for her.I have been through so much, I feel I have given up when my sister died.

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  2. it’s a excellent weblog and i enjoy it greatly!

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  3. Thank You! I take care c of my Momma who has Vascular Dementia. I love her with all my heart and struggle with the changes I see in her. She was my best friend, “my” mother and now the roles have reversed, I’m the mother. I wish I didn’t have to walk this path, but I wouldn’t change anything because being here for my Momma is where I want to be! God’s Will be done in our lives always.

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  4. My cousin shared the link to this site with me. I’m the primary caregiver for my 96-yr-old mother with intermittent help from my sister and son. It is soooo hard! I tried to find a support group in this area but no one knew of one. I’m so thankful that I can connect with others going through what I am. None of my friends understand. My other sister’s family can’t help – she needs constant care herself. I would never consider not doing this, but sometimes I ask God “How much longer?” He doesn’t answer.

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    • I’m so glad you found our site! We have online support groups – we’ve just launched them, so they’re small but growing. Caregiving can get really dark at times – this is a place where we’ve all struggled with similar doubts and despairs.

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  5. It’s serendipitous to find your site. I am the primary caregiver for my ailing 86 year old artist mother. I am the only one of her three children who gives a damn and I have been giving her loving and careful care for six years. I have aides in the house, when they show up, and yet I do more than they do, in all aspects of her life. It is exhausting and I have no life of my own anymore, it seems, sometimes. It is hard. I would not do otherwise though. I would never subject her to a nursing home.

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  6. I really enjoy having these show up on my Facebook page. Brightens my whole day ; )

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