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Peace Of Mind

Living away from an aging parent or grandparent can be a worrisome situation. It is difficult to achieve any peace of mind for a loved one when you have recently been to visit and see them struggling to keep up. Signs that they may need caregiver help: Loss of weight...
Ames Open House   February 16, 2016

Ames Open House February 16, 2016

We are all moved into our new office in Ames and would like you to come visit us.  Join us on February 16th from 4:30 – 6:30.  Meet the staff and enjoy some light refreshments.  Hope to see you...
Tips to avoid and relieve flu and colds

Tips to avoid and relieve flu and colds

The cold and flu season is in full swing.  Here are some tips to avoid getting sick and to get some relief if you do catch a nasty bug. Tips to avoid the cold and flu: Eat yogurt.  The live cultures help prevent colds. Grab some fresh air.  Circulate some fresh air...
Keep Your Holiday Traditions Alive

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?

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

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...