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5 Tips for Managing Back to School and Caregiving

Countless articles talk about the challenges of the sandwich generation, and there's a reason for that. A growing segment of the population is caring for children and parents at the same time and being pulled in too many directions at once. The back to school days can be especially challenging, with all the organizing of book [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments

Celebrating Senior Citizens

My grandfather was a World War II veteran who was lightly injured in the Battle of the Bulge and received a medal for bravery. He got married during the war, so he had no time for formal education when he came back from the military. He worked as a salesman for many years and provided [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

Parent’s Day

We’ve got Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and now we have…Parent’s Day? Although most people don’t know about this holiday, Parent’s Day is an official holiday, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. It’s a day to honor and celebrate all that parents do to raise their children in an ever-changing and ever-challenging world. […]

By | July 25th, 2017|Caregiving, sandwich generation|0 Comments

Summer Nutrition for the Elderly

The hotter the weather, the more we all need to hydrate. This is easier said than done when it comes to the elderly, especially since heat can reduce appetite and the desire to eat hot foods. Older adults lose water as their muscle mass weakens and their kidney function decreases. They also feel less thirsty [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Cooking|0 Comments

It’s I Forgot Day Every Day!

I don’t know who comes up with all these silly national holidays, but when I saw on my calendar that today is I Forgot Day I laughed to myself. In our house, every day is I Forgot Day. […]

By | June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family Caregivers with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be caused by going through any type of emotional upheaval as a result of a dangerous or traumatic event. Some common causes are war, abuse and being the victim of a crime. Some senior citizens suffer from PTSD as a result of a fall or injury that caused them to be [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments

My Father’s Day Wish

Father’s Day is coming up next Sunday, and I’m lying in bed picturing the perfect Father’s Day, one that reminds me of how the holiday used to be. […]

By | June 8th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Holidays|0 Comments

Does It Matter if Seniors Lose Their Sense of Smell?

Sarah, my elderly client, was sitting peacefully in the living room with me one evening. I was reading to her while dinner baked in the oven. Suddenly, I smelled something burning and quickly got up to check on dinner. The book had been so engrossing that I forgot about the chicken and veggies and they were burnt on top and smelled pretty unappetizing. I asked Sarah if I should throw the meal away and start again and she said, “It’s just a little brown,” and ate it all up. […]

By | May 8th, 2017|resources|0 Comments

Here’s Why I Don’t Need National Nurses Week

Growing up, I dreamed of many professions, but nursing wasn’t one of them. My great aunt was cared for round the clock by nurses, and they were great women, but I only came to visit for an hour here and there and didn’t really understand what they were doing on a regular basis. […]

By | May 1st, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

Salute to Dad’s Nurse

It happened about a year ago. I was enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon at home – reading the paper, watching football and playing Monopoly with my daughter. Suddenly, an unidentified number popped up on my cell phone and I found out that my dad was in the hospital with a broken hip. […]

By | April 19th, 2017|blog|0 Comments