Global Scream: Caregivers Unite!!!!

Starting a new chain from georgepa's message: Global Scream...Carers of the World unite - lets

have a world wide scream moment - how about on the 15th November at 3pm ( allows for international time differences - more or less ) we all go outside and /scream/rage / wail vent our unified frustrations at the heavens for 30 seconds in the knowledge that all round the world people like us are feeling exactly the

same emotions . ----- Next I am thinking of organizing a "carers behaving badly day "- watch this space ! Georgepa

Post this on twitter, Facebook, websites and forums..Let's go viral!!!!!!!!!!!! If you can't scream carry a big sign outside with scream written on it.

I'd like to add it to the event pages of local newspapers for people who still read.

Jill

Costa Rica and screaming!

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  • hi agree a scream is a good idea- can i join in as a person with psp cos my partner will prob not want to bother?

    iol Jill

    :-)

  • You scream as loud as you like Jill-we are all in it together go girl go . Georgepa

  • Oh COURSE!!!! You are the one who really deserves to scream...

    Jill

  • Fantastic Jill keep it up I have contacted Breakfast TV BBC in the hope they pick it up but I know Newspapers and media services scan Twitter and Facebook for stuff so who knows .Iwill try and promote it more tonight . Soon to be screaming Georgepa

  • I'm emailing my list of email contacts and telling them to pass it on and post on their forums. Think to focus on twitter and face book is the easiest. Also I have a young (32 year old) Costa Rican and I am going to have him translate it into Spanish and post. Also my husband had people in the Middle East and India on his face book and I will notify them.

    Interesting......

    Jill-CR

  • Count me in, its 10:18 pm in Nevada what time will that make it if you scream at 3 I want to make sure I am heard I have a loud mouth and I will make sure this whole valley hears me love the idea thanks

  • I am pretty sure you are six hours behind us so if you do your thing at 9am on Sat 15th then you should be tied in with us at 3pmUK time - looking forward to hearing it come across the Atlantic !

  • Georgepa,

    Could you figure out times in a couple of countries..??? Math Challenged here also real careless.

  • Sure which countries ? Most peoples mobile phones have a spot in Appliances where you can check out world time but if you can,t find it the give me a shout and I will post it .Georgepa

  • Oh trust me with this loud mouth even the sharks in the Atlantic will hear meLOL

  • Deafen sharks I say ! Georgepa

  • You take the West Coast and I'll take the East Coast....Maybe they'll hear us in the middle, or at least DC!!!!

  • Count me in too. Brighton, sussex England. Awesome idea! Better than a bucket of ice! I would love to behave badly also. Coyle51

  • Behave badly we will !

  • I'll send to Massachusetts USA,

    Jill-CR

  • Hi, I'm not big on Facebook, tend to just use to stalk the kids!!! i have just entered my first post, got four likes so far, not sure what that means, but I presume the word is spreading!

    This is going to be interesting!

    Lots of love

    Heady

  • Sounds like a plan!!!!!

  • Interesting!!

  • Oh, I'll be shouting, not sure where lol as I'm visiting family, but, they will probably join me, great idea, also looking forward to behaving badly xx

  • Had a practice today might have another practice tomorrow just so I know Essex will be well represented. Janexx

  • Practice makes perfect as my mother used to tell me . Gosh I found that annoying !

  • Some additional information: I posted on the Parkinson's site; Alzheimer's site, Facebook myhusbands page (465 followers) my page (43 follower obviously he's the popular one). And here is some statistics to use if interested:

    Anyone know how to post on the Association of Family Caregivers ??? I have there website but I think my brains are scrambled today. Here is their website: caregiver.org

    There are other caregiver associations but I'm having the same problems about how to contact in these complex websites. \

    Global Scream: Caregiver's Unite Saturday 15th, 3:00 England time: Pass it on.

    Some Statistics:

    USA:

    65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged.

    [The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009), Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving. Washington, DC.]

    Caregiver services were valued at $450 billion per year in 2009- up from $375 billion in year 2007.

    [Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update, The Economic Value of Family Caregiving. AARP Public Policy Institute.] -

    The value of unpaid family caregivers will likely continue to be the largest source of long-term care services in the U.S., and the aging population 65+ will more than double between the years 2000 and 2030, increasing to 71.5 million from 35.1 million in 2000.

    Many caregivers of older people are themselves growing older. Of those caring for someone aged 65+, the average age is 63 years with one third of these caregivers in fair to poor health.

    Worldwide, 35.6 million people have dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases every year.

    Some Contacts: If one of you can volunteer to send this notice to the following: WHO people:

    Communications contacts in WHO headquarters (Geneva)

    Please use listed contact information. If an officer cannot be reached and the matter is urgent, contact:

    Telephone: +41 22 791 2222

    Email: mediainquiries@who.int

    Gregory Hartl

    Telephone: +41 22 791 4458

    Mobile: +41 79 203 6715

    Email: hartlg@who.int

    Fadéla Chaib

    Telephone: +41 22 791 3228

    Mobile: +41 79 475 5556

    Email: chaibf@who.int

    Tarik Jasarevic

    Telephone: +41 22 791 5099

    Mobile: +41 79 367 6214

    Email: jasarevict@who.int

  • Hi All,

    Many people here will be screaming..Having a little computer problem (of course!). So if I owe someone a reply I'm trying to get online.

    J.

  • This is a brilliant idea. Could you email me the details to events@pspassociation.org.uk and I will get it on the PSP Association's social media. Thank you!

  • will do Georgepa

  • Good Morning Costa Rica Time,

    Jill

  • I will organise a 'Pocklington Scream' at the PSP Meeting at 3.00pm on Saturday 15th. Twenty or so of us together should be heard outside in Pocklington and I will take some photos. Peter.

  • I'll be listening. I will be with a bunch of children in Costa Rica and they love to scream.

    J.

  • Great Peter and some photo's would be brilliant - I am sure the events team at the PSPA would love to see them .events@pspassociation.org.uk

    All the best Georgepa

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