Elder Suicide-Know the Warning Signs

Carol O'Dell, Caring.com's Family Advisor and author of the memoir Mothering Mother, wrote a fantastic piece about one of those frightening topics we'd all rather not think about: elder suicide. But … [Read more...]

Obesity Increases Risk for Alzheimers-Another Great Reason to Lose Weight

New studies reveal that obesity increases risk for Alzheimers disease. You probably already know that being obese increases your body's resistance to insulin. Your body produces insulin to lower blood … [Read more...]

Recipe for Life-Black Bean and Corn Salad

My goal for this weeks Recipe for Life, in addition to the standard goal of providing you with meal ideas that are simple, inexpensive and healthy, is to avoid the heat of the stove as much as … [Read more...]

Disaster Planning for Caregivers Part 2

Yesterday, I started talking about the need for a disaster/emergency plan. It's important for everyone, but especially for caregivers. Whether your loved one lives with you or not a plan is … [Read more...]

Disaster Planning for Caregivers

I want to take a moment to talk about your emergency plan as a caregiver. Everyone should have an emergency plan. It's especially important for families with young children, families with older … [Read more...]

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, the Elderly and Sex (part 3)

Okay, this is my last post on the whole dementia, Alzheimer's and sex subject. But this subject really has me thinking about the rights of people with dementia. Is a 14 or 15 year old any more able … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Sex (part 2)

Okay, so let's finish this conversation. Like I said the other day, if you want to see anyone on the caregiving spectrum from a teenager to an adult child blush-talk about their loved one's sex … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Sex

If you want to make a teenager or young adult blush, mention their parents having sex. Let's face it, there aren't very many "children" be they teens, young adults, baby boomers or elderly who want … [Read more...]

Caregiver’s Corner–Lighten Up!

When I was in the throws of my caregiving responsibilities, or should I say, when I was thrown into caregiving, either way....I loved being around people who made me smile and there was nothing better … [Read more...]

Recipe for Life–Spinach Salad with a Twist!

It's Thursday, that means it's time for a Recipe for LIFE. one that is simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy. In honor of summer, I'm giving you a salad recipe. I made it over the weekend and … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Kitchen–Make a Menu Plan

Your kitchen is safe, uncluttered and organized. Now, let's turn our attention to maximizing your time and efforts so that you can actually spend less time in the kitchen and get more done in other … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Kitchen–

Now, that your kitchen is safe, let's get to the business of getting organized for maximum effectiveness. Note: Caregivers who are responsible for meal preparation, sometimes feel as if they spend … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Kitchen-Safety First!

So, are you getting control of your clutter? How's the organization coming along? Here's what we've covered so far. Why Get Organized? General Organization 101 Caregiver Organization Books and … [Read more...]

News From the Alzheimer’s Association

I am interrupting my series of posts on organization to share this important information from the Alzheimer's Association. My hope is that it will help to put things into perspective as you battle the … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Bedroom!

Writing this series of organization posts has been most helpful to me. I have taken my own advice and am really getting my clutter under control. My bedroom definitely needs some help though. If … [Read more...]

Conquering the Clutter in Your Closets

My excuse is that I need more closet space. Be it the kitchen, hallway, spare room or my bedroom, I just don't have enough closet space. Of course, the problem with that argument is that I know … [Read more...]

Caregiver Organization – Books and Papers

We left off last week talking about organization. This week, I want to offer you who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia as well as caregivers some specific tools and tips for organizing … [Read more...]

General Organization 101

Yesterday, we talked about why caregivers need to get organized. The primary benefits were the time to be saved because of he decreased need to search for misplaced items and time saved in cleaning … [Read more...]

Why Get Organized?

Have you ever wanted everything around you to stop for a period of time, say a day, week month or longer, just so that you could get a handle on all that you have to do? Wouldn't that be the best … [Read more...]

Caregiver’s Corner-Join a Support Group

I know, you don't have time to breathe, much less find and join a support group. You are so busy providing care, running errands, taking care of the rest of your family and being an all around Saint … [Read more...]

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