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Having a Heat Wave

Summertime tips for Caregivers Seniors are especially at risk in high heat situations. Large stretches of the USA are experiencing extreme temperatures. Here are some summer heat tips for helping elderly loved ones avoid heat stroke or heat exhaustion Encourage … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Rule of Caregiving (that No one can seem to Follow)

An essential imperative of caregiving is: Take care of yourself.  However; the majority of family caregivers are so busy taking care of others that they neglect to care for themselves.  The sad irony is that if caregivers made it a … Continue reading

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Me, Mom and Dancing with the Stars

Today is a big day for me.  Nope, it’s not my birthday…tonight is the premiere of Dancing with the Stars. For many fans of the show this is exciting, however; for me and my Mom it’s an event.  Anyone who … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Family

The old saying “You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family”, is true.  Being part of a family brings with it dynamics both good and bad.  These dynamics are shaped through years of tradition and practice. My … Continue reading

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Don’t Roll the Dice with Your Health

I recently met a woman named Madeline in a rehab facility while visiting a family member.  She was there recovering from a stroke and was looking forward to getting back home.  I acknowledged how well she was doing considering the … Continue reading

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