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Hi, my name is cuttershemanski. I'm here because
my sister has just lost her significant other to suicide last week and I'm worried for her. I have a teenager with old and eating disorder. I am the caretaker of a mother with dementia and I'm an addict/complete mess.
#MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #Migraine #EatingDisorder #OCD #Grief

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Take our Mighty survey on Alzheimer’s disease!

Are you a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s? Do you have a caregiver in the family instead? Are you diagnosed with Alzheimer’s yourself?

This survey is being conducted by The Mighty on behalf of a pharmaceutical partner who is developing a story about caregiving for patients with Alzheimer’s. We are looking for perspectives from caregivers themselves as well as patients and other loved ones. We will begin by asking you for some background information followed by questions about your experiences being cared for as a person with Alzheimer’s or with caregiving.

✏️ Take the survey here: Caregiver Survey

⏰ P.S. This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and can only be taken once. Those who qualify and fully complete the survey will have a chance to be entered into a raffle for 1 of 4 Amazon gift cards in the amount of $25 USD!

#AlzheimersDisease #Dementia #Caregiving #Parenting #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #ParkinsonsDisease

Caregiver Survey

Caregiver Survey.
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I’ve just seen this group from @kaden_mc other posts and this seems really interesting
I’ve got a number of issues which get really frustrating at times especially with my brain fog and I’ve now taken the strength to tell people to talk slower to give me time to write it down and to understand it fully as I can’t retain the information
My emails I have learnt to reread before sending as they sound not quite right Lol 😆 but I can laugh a bit now but before I’d be soo upset and distraught with myself.
I don’t work not by choice but due to my chronic health conditions but then I do work to a degree to the detriment to my own health as I’m A Deputy (similar to Power of Attorney) to 2 of My Uncles with Moderate Learning Disabilities and one has Austim and the other one has Challenging Behaviours and Dementia and the last Uncle I was the Primary Carer until he went into Residential Care on 25/9/22 but it’s been never ending problems there.

But hey that’s me saying Hi and Thanks 😊

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Alzheimer's/ Dementia

I spend 8 hours a day with 22 residents who have Alzheimer's.
I hear the residents talk about wanting to go home https://everyday.My job is to be a caregiver. I show them respect
My mom also has Alzheimer's but I am having a very hard time accepting the obvious fact.
She is still my mom . I know she knows me. She is not going to get better.
I need a break.

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I've been formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's
I think I have Alzheimer's but have not been diagnosed
I currently care for someone with Alzheimer's
I cared for someone w/ Alzheimer's who no longer needs care
I am a medical professional who specializes in Alzheimer's
I am a patient advocate or educator for Alzheimer's
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We are in need of a new co-leader for MHC to encourage, empower, & support our members. I make a APPEAL to current members - PLEASE read below!

We are currently looking for a new Co-Leader for the Multiple Health Challenges group. We are growning fast and just passed 2,200 members. This is really exciting to me, however to be honest, I have been very frustrated that there is less activity recently and as our membership grows steadily the number of comments & replies has actually diminished. Our old co-leader Chris is no longer with the group and we need to have others step up and make up for her commitment to regularly respond to posts and comments. This means a collective effort from everyone in the group! I have had numerous layers of serious physical & mental health challenges recently and not been as active as I would like in order to step back and focus on self-care. This is a time having another co-leader to pick up the slack is essential!

My last post about hobbies was actually first posted 16 months ago (when we had at least 1,000 less members) and it got over 200 ❤️ & 👍and 100 comments then! It got only ONE this time. And Laura made a great post about disability after that and it got only two responses as well. When new members open up and post to introduce themselves and then get very little response that is even worse. I fear that new members will see this and not be active moving forward. This is OUR group everybody and it functions best when members support other members. We all have our varied health histories and with them the knowledge and wisdom we’ve garnered along the way! PLEASE let’s share these with each other. Without this empathy and understanding this group is falling short of what I first envisioned when I started the group and what it’s capable of.

For a co-leader I am looking for someone to welcome new members, comment or respond to posts and other comments & replies, and make new posts to the group. It is important for the group to have distinctly different voices to support people because people might relate more to either of us. What is a really good situation is if we both respond to the same posts, welcome new members from different perspectives and provide voices for people that are accessible and relatable. There is a commitment needed that you monitor activities on the group regularly and can respond pretty quickly.

Offering your own posts provides more content for the group. I can assist and support by offering to look at your new posts for feedback and editing before you post if you would like, will comment on your posts to get the responses going to best support your efforts, and I can help finding memes or images.

I look at potential leaders' history of posts and/or comments that have helped and supported others in the past. Willingness to be honest and open about your own health challenges is crucial to best support people.

You will get access to the Community Leaders group and your name will have a “Group Leader” tab next to it up top on your comments and responses so I think people pay attention especially to your activity and wisdom shared from your personal experience. Would you consider joining me on this journey? Let’s have a DM chat to discuss this! Thanks for considering taking on this role!

In service,

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Depressed, Sad, scared and feeling unlovable #BipolarDepression #Grief #Abuse

Right now I'm going through a lot. I've recently lost my good friend and mentor to cancer. I was devastated when her diagnosis came but even more so because less than 30 days of the diagnosis she died. I miss her SO much. She was a very loving, wise and compassionate woman. I'm currently in an emotionally abusive relationship of 11 years. It's destroying me and I so wish I could talk to her. She's the one that could help me leave. I feel so unlovable and unworthy. Today I came close to engaging in #Selfharm . It's been over 9 months since I last engaged in such behavior.

Not only have I lost my friend, I lost my aunt to dementia and old age. She died at 91. We were so close, like best friends. I learned what unconditional love is from her.

And now I found out that my childhood BFF is facing a possible cancer diagnosis. Her doctor found a tumor on her kidney and suspects it to be cancerous. We're waiting for one more test to be ran. I'm so scared of losing her. She's a beautiful loving soul. We've been friends since I was 8. I am now 46 years old. I am trying to stay strong for her but truly I'm struggling to keep my shit together. I've cried so much.

I don't mention my abusive relationship much these days except to a close friend and my therapist. Even my friend I don't share a lot. I can't imagine life without him. I know that sounds crazy...maybe it is, but I'm scared to live life alone. I'm at a low point. I'm drowning in #Depression and #Grief
#Anxiety #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder

I could use a lot of support. Thank you.

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