Alzheimer's blog

Letting go through writing helps caregivers

By Angela Lunde December 28, 2010

As I look over the posts from many of you over the past year, I'm overjoyed by the support, advice, experiences and heartfelt stories you've shared with one another.

There are no easy answers, and loving someone with a disease like Alzheimer's brings with it sadness, anger, grief and uncertainly. Yet, I hope this blog has offered many of you a place to share your feelings candidly and without judgment. Often it is through the process of writing that we become aware of the surge of emotions we have locked within us. Letting go (through writing and/or journaling) helps free us from the negative impact unexpressed emotions can have.

In addition, I hope that this blog has been a place where you recognize that your experiences are shared by others who really do care and understand. Finally, I hope that a few of you felt empowered or inspired by what someone else offered through their words. Please continue to come back often in 2011, a community of support will be waiting.

Yours in Support,

Angela

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." — Kahlil Gibran

Dec. 28, 2010