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Why It’s Worth Making A Health Journey Scrapbook

Whether you’re a caregiver or someone receiving care, this is an important time of your life. You might not realize it now, but there are aspects of this journey you’ll want to remember (trust us!). Creating a scrapbook will keep all facets of your health journey in one place. Not only will this project give you something constructive to do […]

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Useful Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

In-person caregiving can be difficult. Taking care of someone when you are doing it from a distance can feel downright overwhelming. The Mayo Clinic and the Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving have helpful suggestions if you’re just starting down that caregiving road, but don’t live nearby. Get Organized You’ll need information about your loved one’s medical condition, as well […]

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What “Community” Means to Us – and to You

History’s first community was probably three or four cold illiterate folks huddled around a fire in a cave, long ago. Our early ancestors quickly figured out that “group living” had a lot going for it. Through the ages, communities evolved and grew because they consisted of hunters, gatherers, people who could make fires on a cold night and, yes, even […]

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Dementia Caregiver Tip: Have Patients Tell Stories

It’s been said that when an old person dies, a library burns to the ground. Their treasure-trove of memories, life experiences and teachable moments is lost forever. But recent findings reveal that allowing people with memory loss to talk about their lives and encouraging them to tell their personal stories contributes to their well-being. Surprisingly, it helps their caregivers, too. […]

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Good Deeds Create Instant Karma

She was tiny, ancient, and very, very slow. The old woman, stooped with osteoporosis and carrying a large grocery bag, inched toward the supermarket entrance. “Can I help you?” I asked. She said yes without hesitation and handed me the bag (it was feather-light). Minutes later we reached the customer service counter. She touched my arm with her small, nearly-translucent […]

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