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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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“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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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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Caregiver Challenge: The Realities of Alzheimer’s

I found this video and felt I should share it with you. Caregiving has many challenges and I personally feel that no one can judge the choices of caregivers forced into choices that none of us ever want to face. … Continue reading

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Attention Caregivers…Do You Need a Time Out?

Caregiving can be one of the most stressful activities a person can endure.  Not only is it physically draining, it is often extremely emotionally draining as well.  Our friends at the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Caring for Your … Continue reading

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“Devotion Dilemma”

I came across this article in the Arizona Republic this week regarding an elderly wife caring for her ailing husband.  It is reminiscent of countless stories I have heard…and reflects the challenges spouses/partners face in these types of situations.  Is it worth the risk of one’s own … Continue reading

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