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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 loved-ones in various stages of decline did not really know what to talk about with them. Lots of people lose touch with their friends or family when they become ill or infirmed. mostly because they just don't know what to say. Come into my room and sit with me. Tell me of the things I cannot see. Is the sky a lovely shade of blue Or have the clouds covered its view? Tell me of what the land is like Are you planting … [Read More...]

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Bullet Journaling for Caregivers

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...]


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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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

It’s hard to believe it’s already October. Every month will now bring … [Read More...]

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It’s Time for Your Annual Flu Vaccine!

Having worked as a nurse for many years, I was compelled to get a flu … [Read More...]

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Changing Your Perspective on Caregiving

Have you ever thought that your life is so much worse than everyone else’s … [Read More...]

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6 Things to Avoid When Caring for a Person with Dementia

As we age, various health related issues begin to surface. Diseases related … [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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