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Taking Care of You Too!

Happy National Family Caregivers Month! The theme for the month this year is “Take Care to Give Care.” Part of taking care of yourself involves feeling good about yourself and your appearance. This can be hard! As caregivers, we may not get out to social gatherings and fun events constantly, but we do go out a lot! We take our loved one to the doctor, interact with the pharmacist, and attend support groups. If we don’t feel good about ourselves, it shows both in our appearance and our … [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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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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Taking Care of Yourself as You Assume the Role of a Caregiver

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Caregiving, Aging and Make-Up Application – Oh My!

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Come Into My Room and Sit With Me – a poem by Peggy Raulie

Peggy wrote this poem some years ago when she realized that visitors to … [Read More...]

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Plan Ahead Now for the Next Few Months

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It’s Time for Your Annual Flu Vaccine!

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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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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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