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Yearly Archives: 2016

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Holidays and the Alzheimer’s Family

During the holidays, the added pressure of shopping, finishing year-end work, and organizing family get-togethers make it all too easy to lose sight of the specialness of the season. This can be especially true for family caregivers. Families come in all shapes and sizes, but one family model that I find is often ignored is [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Achieving “Life Balance” for Family Caregivers

November was National Caregivers Month and for years, my company, Caring Today (Caring Today), used this time to invite family members to acknowledge a caregiver in their life. I have read over a thousand stories describing all types of caregiving situations, from adult children caring for an elderly mother and father to a young teenager [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Gift From Jack

This morning, I was sitting in the courtyard next to our home working on my computer. The weather was terrific, clear and breezy. I was focused on a deadline that needed my full attention, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the terrific weather…and a wonderfully robust, rich brown-wrapped cigar. As I settled in, I [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanking Our Armed Forces When They Need It Most

Memorial Day always instills in me a deep gratitude for the dedication of our armed forces: a cooperation of volunteers who commit their lives to keeping our own lives safe. Amidst the hustle and bustle of our own daily to-dos, our everyday gripes, complaints and criticisms, it’s easy to forget the sacrifices that .5% of [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Caregiving|0 Comments

CPR: A Hands-On Way to Save a Life

The power to save a life is in your own hands, and this post will walk you through the simple step-by-steps to resuscitating someone who has collapsed and has stopped breathing or is breathing irregularly. The American Red Cross and the American Heart Association are a wealth of life-saving information and I learned several facts [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Caregiving|0 Comments

Holy Screw-Up, Batman… This Could Happen to You!

Let’s call this an ALERT BLOG. One that could save a life! “Am I A Health Advocate”? was the title of a previous blog I posted highlighting the responsibilities associated with being an effective health advocate for the loved one in your care. These responsibilities included: • Familiarizing yourself with your loved one’s current health [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|Caregiving|0 Comments

Learning From Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden is a familiar face to millions of Americans, thanks in large part to her 20-year career co-hosting Good Morning America. Every morning we woke up to her inspiring words and positive personality. Joan was one of the first journalists to address women's health issues and since her departure from ABC in 1997, she has [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Caregiving|0 Comments