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Keep Your Holiday Traditions Alive

After the Thanksgiving meal, my Mother asked me to help with putting up her tree.  After I agreed, she asked, “Which tree do you want to put up?”   “Unless you want some disappointed faces, we should put up the aluminum tree,” I replied.  This...

I can no longer drive. What are my options?

The ability to travel around town, going where we want or need to go whenever we need or choose to, is a freedom that most of us enjoy. This is just something that we take for granted, that we can go to the grocery store, the library, or even to the mall for shopping...

10 Ways to Communicate With Someone with Alzheimers

Frustration can take over when caring for someone that has Alzheimers.  Here are ten helpful hints to communicate with an Alzheimer’s patient:  Never argue, instead agree. Never reason, instead divert Never shame, instead distract Never lecture, instead reassure...

5 Qualities of a Great Caregiver

As caregivers, there are those who have something special within them and those who are just making an income. There are 5 qualities an excellent caregiver possesses. Empathy is the #1 characteristic of an excellent caregiver.  If you can put yourself in the place of...