Thankful for You This Holiday Season and Happy Birthday to Me!

Forget the turkey, dressing, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pies, turnip greens, rolls, corn and more!  Well, not so fast Clarissa!  Happy Thanksgiving to all family caregivers across and around the world!  There would literally be no world without us, and we know it.  Today is my birthday.  My mother Lois, who has dementia has relocated to be with my brother Clarence.  I just needed some rest, so that is my birthday present!  Please take time out to thank a caregiver today.  We can show them that we thank them by giving them respite!  Rest, relaxation, time off, and just “me” time.  Show love.  It’s more powerful than mere talk.