Introducing Care Better - Created to connect family and friends caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Through a simple app on our phones, we can text, one to one, when we need support, a laugh or a friend. Created to spread kindness through technology.
Care Better is here in memory of my Mom, Helen, whom I cared for long distance and then in CA for many years before she died from dementia. It was hard as all of you know. She never had a diagnosis because she would never cooperate with an assessment. Through my research, I believe she had Lewy Body Dementia. But I'll never know for sure. With so many touches in the medical world; doctors, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, geriatricians, rehab staff and administrators, none ever suggested the Alzheimer's Association for my family and me for their support and expertise. I would have also found daughters like me. Figuring it out as we went along. And their understanding would have made all difference.
This idea of a community began in 2013 and has been percolating, researched, startup-incubator-hashed-out and encouraged by many friends and colleagues who believe in our mission. Let's use these cell phones to meet someone, make a friend who understands and connect, one on one.
There are 15.9 million people who choose to care for a loved one in 2016. Daughters, sons, spouses, friends and millions of former caregivers who want to give back with a little micro-volunteering. We know these numbers will grow. We know there are over a million young adults under the age of 30 caring for parents with Early Onset Alzheimer's. Care Better is a community dedicated to us.
Let's get started. Tell us about yourself. Share this. Follow us. We want to create a beautiful and stunning community of support with your help.
Thanks for reading and come back! We can't wait to meet you.