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Reach Out to Someone Else

When someone is in a difficult spot in life, sometimes what they need most is the hardest thing to give them - yourself. When you hear that someone has just lost a family member it can be very hard to make a phone call and talk to the person. We make all kinds of excuses, “I might cry”, “I’ll upset them”, “I don’t like to talk on the phone” and “I’d rather send a text” are things I’ve heard people say.   Having been on the receiving end of one of those phone calls, I can tell you it means so … [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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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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Life Settlements – A Powerful Tool for Caregivers

  Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging at times. As an … [Read More...]

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My First Experience With the Vimtag “Nanny Cam”

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Medicare Plans and Prescription Coverage: Do You Know How to Help Your Parent Choose?

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9 Signs That an Aging Parent or Loved One Needs Help

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us will be visiting parents … [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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