Category Archives: Caregiving Resources

KNOW YOUR SOURCE WHEN ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

A 2007-2010 study by the CDC found that people age 65 and older took an average of 5+ prescription drugs.  Their research also found that the cost of prescription medications has been rising.  The financial burden can be overwhelming, especially … Continue reading

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Head Trauma and Poor Heart Health May Increase Chance of Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s doubles nearly every five years after age 65 and scientists have found a number of factors that can increase one’s risk of the disease.  Some of these factors are out … Continue reading

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Becoming Your Parent’s Parent – a panel discussion featuring Maryglenn Boals

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 Maryglenn will be participating in an educational panel entitled, “Becoming Your Parent’s Parent”, at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. This event is open to the public and anyone who is caring for an aging … Continue reading

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Caregiving Workshops in Phoenix

Our friends at Duet are presenting a three-part workshop called “The Fundamentals of Caregiving and Elder Care.”  Facilitated by Director of Caregiver Services, Brett Petersen, each class will run 90 minutes and focus on a specific caregiving topic.  The workshops … Continue reading

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LGBT Seniors: Will You Age in Comfort?

I recently came across this great article from Christopher Heritage at Bottomline Magazine addressing the specific concerns for the LGBT Boomer.  It raises some interesting points about the Long-Term Care planning efforts (or lack of) by the LGTB community. As an allied ONE Community … Continue reading

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“Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First – Then Assist the Others”

This common airline safety message is actually a great reminder for those who are providing care for a loved one. To best take care of others, we must first take care of ourselves. If you are the adult child of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Walter Mosley

Rarely do you find a writer that can capture the “voice” of someone with dementia. It truly takes someone who has experienced it up close and has the humanity to understand and respect that person’s dignity to capture it on … Continue reading

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Why Long Term Care Planning is Vital for Women

Ladies…..listen up! There is one thing that you may not realize needs to be on your “shopping list”….Long Term Care insurance. The article below really demonstrates how vital this type of protection is for women  – especially single women. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to laugh at yourself!

Below is a link to a video clip of a woman who has learned this precious lesson – to laugh at yourself. She also shows us that humor doesn’t diminish with age. Some people like to stereotype the aged as … Continue reading

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Caregivers: Do You Need a Time Out?

Courtney Long, Self-Care Specialist is hosting a Supportive Event for Family Caregivers!  Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm Location: Phoenix Adult Day Health Services This FREE event is open to the public and includes a healthy lunch.  Topics to … Continue reading

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