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Virtual Communities – a World of Connections

In the old days (pre- 1995 or so), we used to think of “communities” as neighborhoods or small towns, made up of people who lived within certain blocks or city limits. Only geography determined where and what a real-life community was. Well, the Internet changed those rules for good. Today’s “virtual communities” are connected online, and their only real boundary […]

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Every Caregiver’s Ultimate Helper: Our Online SupportPlanner

When it comes to taking care of a friend or a loved one who’s ill or on the mend, you’d do anything. But unfortunately, you can’t do everything. We know. That’s why we have a whole team of keen, innovative minds creating and perfecting tools to make your life easier so you can provide the best possible care without missing […]

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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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