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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Veggies

  This is an easy recipe and is perfect for the slow cooker. 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1/4 cup melted butter 1 can cream of chicken soup (10 1/2 ounces) (can use reduced sodium) 8 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 large leek, white part only, sliced 6 small carrots - left whole (can slice if desired) 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 tsp italian herb seasoning 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Place chicken breasts in … [Read More...]

Caring for the Caregiver

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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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Brain Health for Caregivers: Why I’m Adding a Supplement to My Daily Nutrition

I am participating in a VIN campaign for Procera. I am receiving a fee for … [Read More...]

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Dealing With Caregiving’s Speed Bumps

If you're a caregiver reading this, I'm about to state the obvious. Life … [Read More...]

6 Work-Life Balance Tips for Workers in Their Sixties (infographic)

I'll be turning 60 this year and I don't know about you but I have no plans … [Read More...]

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Veggies

  This is an easy recipe and is perfect for the slow cooker. 4-6 … [Read More...]

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Cut Yourself Some Slack!

Everyone is busy these days. We work, are parents, spouses, siblings, adult … [Read More...]

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Caregiving Tips for the First-Time Caregiver

We asked our Caregivers Connect Facebook group what their best tip for new … [Read More...]

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The Best Medical Alert Systems for Caregivers and Their Loved Ones

Way back in 2011, I wrote an article comparing 12 medical alert systems (or … [Read More...]

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Family Caregivers Wanted for Survey of Caregiving Needs

Last week I was introduced to a young lady on Facebook named … [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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Recognizing Elderly Abuse

by Christian Wilson   When I was much younger, my father and my uncles were forced to put my grandfather into a nursing home. It wasn’t something that any of them wanted to do, but, due to … [Read More...]

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