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Caregivers Advocating for Change

Since becoming a caregiver, you may have discovered you have a passionate dislike for the disease or condition that caused you to become a caregiver. No disease is “liked” but generally they aren’t on our radar until there is a reason for it to be there. I would make a donation to a cause if I knew someone impacted by it, but I didn’t think about it again. If we were to compare this to the story of the ham and egg breakfast, at this point, I was the chicken... involved. Before my husband was … [Read More...]

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8,760 Hours – What Will You DO With Them This Year?

How many times in 2016 did you find yourself saying “I don’t have time” … [Read More...]

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Bullet Journaling for Caregivers

  Bullet Journaling has been a hot trend for a little while in … [Read More...]

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Building a Support Network for Your Aging Loved Ones

   Caregiving is a job best done when people are proactive in their … [Read More...]

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Taking Care of Yourself

I recently completed a “Savvy Caregiver” class offer by Alzheimer’s Orange … [Read More...]

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Welcome to the Holiday Progressive Blog Party

Welcome Blog Party visitors!  Thanks for stopping by! I started my blog … [Read More...]

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Caregivers Advocating for Change

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Growth and Lessons Learned from Being My Wife’s Caregiver

  While my wife Rebecca lay in her hospital bed, the sterile feel … [Read More...]

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How to Assess When Your Aging Loved Ones May Be at Risk?

There may come a time when the ability to independently walk, dress, cook, … [Read More...]

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3 Ways Seniors Can Save Money on Prescriptions in 2017

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3 Things I Learned About Aging While Serving as My Father’s Caregiver

My father passed away almost 2 years ago at age 97. Much to our chagrin, … [Read More...]

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DisputeBills – Save Money With a Service That Finds Errors in Medical Bills

Recently, I was contacted by a representative from Disputebills. Their stated mission is to reduce each of their customer's healthcare cost per year by 20% or more through their bundled services.  I … [Read More...]

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Life Settlements – A Powerful Tool for Caregivers

  Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging at times. As an adult child and caregiver, some of the difficulties we encounter daily include having less time for other family members and … [Read More...]

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Mind Your Own Business: The Frustrations of Helping Seniors With Money

  One of the last areas that seniors will accept help with is their finances.  This holds true in our household and has caused some frustrations more than just once. I was thinking about this … [Read More...]

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The Importance of Communicating Your End-of-Life Care Wishes

  Every time I visit my physician, I am asked if I have an advanced directive for my end-of-life care (good for them!). I am embarrassed to say that I still don't have one.  It's one of those … [Read More...]

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How to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud

Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people prey on unsuspecting innocents. By providing fraudulent information, many elderly are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who would … [Read More...]

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