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The gift you must give yourself this holiday – acceptance

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Aetrex Navistar GPS Shoes for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients

This is a great product for any caregiver! Several years ago, during the early stages of my dad’s Alzheimer’s, I remember my frustration when my mom would allow him to go out for walks unsupervised.  When I explained my concern that dad would one day forget how to get home, she breezily answered that “he […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Helps Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

As more seniors opt to age in place, the challenge becomes how to keep them connected to family and friends and avoid social isolation, which leads to depression and physical decline. The first tech item a senior should have is a reliable and easy-to-use smart phone.  Traditional land lines can go down during a storm […]

Kate & William – Did you miss the lesson on car seat safety!?!?!?!

I’m as caught up in the arrival of the new baby prince as much as anyone.  I just started scanning pics as they were leaving the hospital and let out a scream when I came across this one!  What the hell are they thinking?!!?!?  Not only is the car seat straps positioned incorrectly, it doesn’t […]

Caregiver Support & Advice – 5 things to do in 5 minutes to release stress

I often do speaking engagements at caregiver support groups about caring for the caregiver.  As a caregiver for three generations of men in my life plus caring for my other children and trying to manage my business, I get stressed out — A LOT!  Also my “me” time is extremely limited.  But I coach other […]

Caregiver Support and Advice

Being a friend and having friendships changes when you’re a caregiver.  It’s never been easy for me to let go of friendships that, for one reason or another, have run their natural course.  It’s even harder for me when I need to actively let go of friendships because the person can’t understand or accept the […]

Yoga helps Caregivers Stress

5 Reasons to practice yoga As the caregiver for my father, husband and son, finding ways to stay physically and emotionally healthy are critical.  Yoga has been my saving grace.   Not only does yoga help me stay strong, it clears my mind and helps me release the stress of the day.  Before you say “I […]

4th of July Safety – Swimming, driving and grilling

Disclaimer – I have a material and/or financial connection because I received a gift, sample of a product and/or compensation for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own.   The first thing that comes to mind when talking about 4th of July safety issues is, of course, fireworks but […]

Heatstroke in Children – Know the Symptoms

General Motors Foundation and Safe Kids Worldwide launch campaign Summer is in full swing, and so is the heat.  With that comes the heightened risk of heatstroke.  Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children under 14 years of age.  More than half of heatstroke deaths occurred when a distracted caregiver forgot […]