Share your Story
We invite you to send your stories to us at eCareDiary. Stories are the fabric of our souls, full of life lessons and legacies to be shared. So how do you get started? How do caregiving stories create meaning for ourselves and others? A few tips to get started are:
Start with challenge and adversity and describe what you did, what you learned.
Use specific places, objects, experiences significant to you. Visualize them for readers. Use the five senses to bring your story alive.
Return to early memories about your care partner and your family. (See my September blog on the eCare Diary website)
Aim for a length between 150-200 words
Caregiver for my father
My father is a dementia patient and due to some personal reasons, I'm not able to take care of him. After the death of my mom, he’s staying alone in his house and I wonder what should he do if his health condition becomes worse. While browsing, I had noticed that Prestige...
By lunarstar435 on January 06, 2016 - 11:25 PM
My 2-years-old granddaughter who is visually impaired had recently lost her parents in an accident ( it has been 3 months). She is showing extreme stubborn nature and I really don’t know what to do with her. So I’m thinking of hiring a part time nanny with the help of Diamond personnel, a well know...
By adasadas123 on December 15, 2015 - 02:09 AM
My eighty-eight-year-old father was a victim of manufactured mania, the result of being given three different antipsychotic drugs every day for a ministroke.
“Rendering him helpless and defenseless, the mind-altering drugs shackled Daddy to dementia. As if it were a holding pen for rotting trash, authorities...
By judyjourneys on October 10, 2014 - 04:22 PM
Looking back it's feels only weeks ago when I sat in the nursing lounge clutching my phone. My eyes filled with tears as I fought to keep them from spilling over. My entire body shivered with unexplained chills and my chest and belly filled with utter dread. My breath refused to let go.
In an instant,...
By NurseLeah on October 30, 2013 - 01:40 AM
I am a home care worker in WI, currently working 27 hrs per week, and getting paid $10 per houre, that's only half the national average. The client i work for is self directed care, but has a company who decides how much care she needs. Well when i am not there, her family does the rest of the work...which...
By carebear2279 on December 21, 2012 - 08:38 PM
My caregiving story started when I was a senior in high school. My grandfather was living with Alzheimer's and my grandmother was living with Dementia. Luckily for them, they had 8 children and 25 grandchildren, many of whom were committed to making sure they lived in their home for the rest of their...
By jencaul1 on September 26, 2012 - 10:16 AM