In the dictionary Confession is defined as:
1. admittance of information
3. making public
Welcome. I’m Pamela Rivers, founder and editor-in-chief of Confessions of a Master Caregiver. Confessions was launched December 2009 after a long thought process of wondering if I wanted to share the changes I was experiencing in my life as I became a willing, but an “unexpected caregiver” to my mom who had Alzheimer’s Disease. I wasn’t sure if I was up to the task to expose (what I saw as rehashing) my mom’s changes, the anguish and tears I was experiencing and my questioning if I would be able to find joy in my new normal.
Then I thought, perhaps my experiences could be of service to others and realized that in sharing my story, I could be helping someone else on this journey. As of 2012, my role as caregiver changed, but not my role as an Alzheimer’s advocate and the message of encouragement that I want to share with other caregivers.
Confessions purpose is to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease, to the challenges and experiences faced by caregivers and those afflicted with the disease and to inspire caregivers to strive to live the best life obtainable even in the face of adversity. BY providing information, resources and personal stories, Confession will be a LOUD voice for caregivers, an arm of support and a place where they can find comfort in knowing that no matter where they are in their walk, they are not alone.
About Pamela Rivers…
Pamela Rivers, is a growing nationally recognized expert on Alzheimer’s caregiving. She was recently named the Most Influential Caregiver for 2013 according to SeniorHomes.com, a leading online source that identifies and highlights top senior living providers, resources, people, and organizations in caregiving and senior living. Her blog Confessions was also a Top 20 finalist in the 2013 Best Blog by an Individual category which she hopes will help to change the lives of caregivers.