Yesterday I met a very special man, Rev. Gregory Johnson, who is a passionate advocate for caregivers. He’s worked for years shedding light on the plight of all Family Caregivers, not just those who care for people with Alzheimer’s.
As a caregiver himself he’s intimate with the stresses involved while caring for a loved one. He’s spoken at the UN, Pentagon, corporations and conferences. He’s written books and pamphlets because he knows that caregivers are often overlooked while most attention goes to the person with the illness. As a minister, he told me, “I’ve buried more caregivers than those being cared for.”
Greg understands that caregivers need to share their stories, need to take care of themselves, and need respite breaks. He works tirelessly to improve our lives. His series of conversations called You Are Not Alone are on You Tube. You can watch them here:
And THANK YOU to all caregivers for what you do.