Dear NNPDF Friends and Family,
December brings holiday excitement, a magical time of the year for children and adults to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of wrapped gifts, family gatherings, good food and the wonder and hope that a new year will bring into their lives.
For our Niemann-Pick Disease families though, the holiday season can be both difficult and overwhelming. The disease slowly chipping away at our loved ones doesn't take a holiday vacation and the unending grief of having lost a loved one to NPD becomes amplified with the passage of another year.
Beginning today, Wednesday, December 10th, and counting down the next ~ 12 DAYS ~ towards the holidays, we will be highlighting ~ 12 WAYS ~ to Care for a Caregiver this holiday season. These 12 WAYS were specifically identified as ways to reduce stress during the upcoming hectic holiday season and assist the Caregiver in taking time for yourself in 2015!
We also want to ask those individuals who know of a Caregiver in their lives, to take the time to reach out in thoughtful and loving support this holiday season. In the upcoming “12 DAYS & 12 WAYS” countdown, we will also be offering suggestions on how best you can offer a helping hand to those important and selfless Caregivers in your lives.
Visit the NNPDF Newsline web page to finds out small ways Caregivers can better take care of themselves physically: http://www.nnpdf.org/NewsLinePage.html#TwelveDay1