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Caregiver Tips

Create a Emergency Kit

Being prepared for an emergency involves a lot of things such as a list of important phone numbers, extra food, flashlights and batteries and more.  Whether you’re preparing for an emergency such as a tornado, a hurricane or for winter storms, having a plan is important.

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Tech Savvy Gifts For Caregivers And Seniors

The holidays are fast approaching and that means you may be making your shopping list and are wondering what to get the senior or caregiver in your life. From easy-to-operate computers that allow the seniors in your life to stay in touch via email or video chat to a personal medical alert device system, there are many unique items on the market that could be ideal this gift giving season.

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November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

If you’re a caregiver who helps with an aging loved one suffering dementia or Alzheimer’s you understand it is a never-ending duty of love that you provide. During the month of November, awareness is raised through the National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.

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6 Must-Have Apps for People with Disabilities

If you have a family member who is disabled, you know how difficult life can be for both of you. The frustration of not always being able to help them, understand what they want, and protect them when you’re not around is immense. Luckily, there are technology tools in the form of apps out there that can help make life easier, safer and better for them and you. Here are a few of the more helpful must-have apps for people with disabilities and their family members.

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Long-Distance Caregivers Take One Step Closer

Being a caregiver can be difficult and extremely stressful especially if the one you love and are taking care of does not live geographical near by. Although this can create many obstacles in terms of  making sure they are safe and their needs are met, technology has now given caregivers the tools to ensure their loved one is safe.

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Music Therapy Benefits

Music, for many people, is a daily part of their lives. Whether you listen to music while you work or cook, listen to the radio in your car or sing bedtime songs to your children, music is a universal item that draws people together and brings up fond memories. Specific songs and styles of music set the background for various times of our lives.

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It’s a Laughing Matter

We all know it – laughter is good for you? Are you stressed out, anxious or feeling a little gloomy? While you might consider a long walk or jog, you might also want to consider laughing as the medicine for what ails you.

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Is It Time To Downsize Your Aging Parents’ Home?

Making a change in your aging parents’ lifestyle can be a traumatic event. If they are moving to a smaller home or moving into your home, it will mean they will have to divest themselves of some of their belongings. This can lead to a sense of loss of both memories and a loss of control of their lives. It will benefit you to have patience with them and to work through the process slowly – by this we mean, don’t just go into their home with a dumpster and start tossing their stuff.

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Are You Looking For A Job When You’re 55+

The fact of life for many people 55 and older is that they may find themselves looking for a job. Whether because of downsizing, “right sizing” or the simple desire to do something different until they retire, finding a job may not be as simple as it was in your youth. A recent study showed that close to 55% of those aged 55 and older had been looking for a job for more than six months.

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Helping Aging Loved Ones Deal With Grief

It’s been said that the only things that are assured in life are “death and taxes” and as we age, it becomes more apparent that there is certainly truth in that – we will inevitably lose some of our friends to illness or old age.

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