About this project
Love Still Lives Here is a book of stories and photos demonstrating the love and devotion of families impacted by dementia. Please support "Love Still Lives Here" — a book of powerful love-based stories and photographs demonstrating the devotion of families and loved ones impacted by dementia. With your help, this book will reach the hands of thousands of families struggling with grief and loss that often accompanies this illness.
Why this Project, Love Still Lives Here
The older I got the more I wondered about the legacy I would leave the world. I was a holistic nurse practitioner in a busy neurology clinic caring for people with dementia and their families. I didn't have a lot to offer by way of medications, but I had attention, kindness, and my presence. The majority of my 37 years of nursing was spent caring for the elderly and those with dementia. My patients and their families comfortably shared their stories, their worries and the darkest moments of their lives. I listened with awe. The situations were often unimaginable yet the love and devotion were palpable. I often thought that in this time more than ever, their inspirational stories needed to be shared. After years of being in reverence of my patients, I realized these so rarely heard stories of love and devotion in the face of such fear would be shared with the world, and I would help to make that happen.
Some have asked me why I chose Kickstarter over a different type of program. With Kickstarter, the project must reach 100% of the goal in order to get any of it. Any pledge over the goal is a beautiful thing! 😍
Why I Chose Kickstarter
**Kickstarter is specifically for CREATIVE PROJECTS. It helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, authors, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. Love Still Lives Here is a creative project.
**TENS of THOUSANDS of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community. I want to be one of those!
**People who specifically want to pledge to creative projects venture to Kickstarter. That means that my project will be viewed by many who will share it with their friends and so on. This continues to raise awareness for Love Still Lives Here, and this IS a good thing for all of us.
**You can search Kickstarter by topic, such as CAREGIVING and DEMENTIA. People who would like to contribute to a project promoting awareness of dementia related topics would find Love Still Lives Here.
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