The holidays, for many of us, mean fun get-togethers with friends and family. For our aging relatives, though especially if they live far away from family, the holidays can be lonely and fraught with despair. Holidays can also be confusing and stressful for our aging relatives who are suffering dementia or other physical and emotional conditions.
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Believe it or not, real estate agents face many dangers in their profession. Private showings, listing appointments, hosting open houses, among others, are routine duties for a real estate agent and often involve one-on-one interaction with complete strangers. Crimes against realtors are referred to by a 2011 Realtor.org article as “crimes of opportunity”. They are targeted not only because of the valuable items they carry such as a cell phone, purse or wallet, but also because they drive up in a car and often show up alone.
Not sure if you’ve heard but, there are two new apps on the block – LifeFone’s mobile personal security aka mPERS apps – that can come in handy for any college student. Mobile Alert™ and Family Guard™ by LifeFone pack serious power – the power of a 24/7 professionally monitored response center.
As we age our daily activities often decrease. This often leads to a life filled with TV and movies. But what if our loved ones can’t afford cable or aren’t interested in the broadcasting of today’s daily schedule? The internet provides an alternative that may be more suited for some. Although cable can be expensive and the broadcasting may be a little progressive for many of our seniors, the Internet allows our loved ones to reach programming that has long been off the air of today’s TV lineup.
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.
If you’ve looked at the calendar you know that the holidays are just around the corner and that can mean overeating and over-indulging in sweet and rich foods. If it’s the one time of year that you indulge your stomach may not be ready for all the delicious foods that are available this time of year. A stomach ache can happen at any time and there are many foods that can bring on stomach upset. Sometimes you can even develop an allergy or reaction to foods you’ve eaten all your life.
When your child goes away to college, parents naturally worry. It could be the first time their child has been away from home and it’s a cause for concern for everyone. As a parent, there are many ways to keep your child safe while he or she is on campus, or even if they’re traveling for a summer internship or moving somewhere to take a job.
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.
Are you a runner? Do you find your running time has been impacted by the recent changes to the clock and Daylight Savings Time? If you answered yes, you know that getting out for a run while the sun is still shining is a tricky proposition simply because it gets dark so early. If you can wake up early enough, getting a run in before work might address that issue because you will be able to run in the daylight hours.