This month, we’re sharing photos and the caregiving stories behind them. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and we want to hear some of those words. Because we know there’s more to the story than what the picture shows. Stories of pain. Stories of happiness. Stories of grief. Stories of freedom. Sometimes, the picture shows the pain. But there might have been freedom alongside the pain; there may have been happiness hiding behind what appears as a dark moment.
Caregiving Advice is built on the belief that all caregivers — from the 8-year-old caring for his father with MS to the 88-year-old caring for a 50-year-old sibling with IDD — need the same things. Their lives may look different. Their care tasks may vary. Their worries shift with time. But what all caregivers need?
Conversation. Connection. Compassion.
- Let’s have a conversation about our caregiving stories — even the hard ones.
- Let’s make connections with other caregivers who can relate to what we share.
- Let’s show compassion to caregivers who are facing levels of heartbreak the smiles in a photo cannot show.