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Slow Medicine

Slow Medicine

I have been reading the book My Mother, Your Mother, by David McCullough. Dr. McCullough is a geriatrician, and he proposes that we adopt the method of "slow medicine" with older adults. When you consider our current health care delivery system, it is excellent at...

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Making Home Safer

Making Home Safer

Making home safer for an older adult who has difficulty walking, seeing clearly, or some other disabling condition means making a home safer for everyone who lives in the house. Since falls in older adults accounts for the leading cause of disability and impairment...

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Traveling and Caregiving

Traveling and Caregiving

Traveling can be fun with a loved one but can provide special challenges for family caregivers when the older parent, spouse, or other family member needs special assistance due to chronic health problems. Communicating and planning are essential. Basic Travel Tips...

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Organizing for Caregivers

Organizing for Caregivers

One of the facts a new caregiver can quickly discover is that the paperwork and other information you need to keep track of can be pretty overwhelming. Figuring out a system that works for you to help keep things organized can be a big help not only in your caregiver...

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Better Your Memory by Eating Right

Better Your Memory by Eating Right

Leading a healthy lifestyle can cause so many benefits and that include helping you better your memory. This is a very important aspect because if you will not take certain steps in order to nurture it, you may end up with the disorders that are associated with this...

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A Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

A Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Our homes fulfill many needs for us. Often, the most basic need is for shelter from the elements and intruders. Once we are protected and secure, other needs can be met. Comfort and a place for self-expression are vital for our well-being. Home gives a feeling of...

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Denton Caregiver Forum Fall 2020

Denton Caregiver Forum Fall 2020

In case you missed the Denton Caregiver Forum on Oct. 10, 2020 you can view a recording of this fantastic presentation! [button link="https://alz-org.zoom.us/rec/share/xXaoDbO32SBJrNHorXuGqCps5CGGb3qfxNjQ_wvQ-DYY3MQhCv8ACFRm3C4Ucdum.uU3wXiRALHh_nTBP" color="green"...

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Stress Management Tips

Stress Management Tips

Scan this list for simple stress management ideas - we hope you find inspiration in this list! Go for a walk. Sign up for an online exercise, yoga, or Tai Chi class. Do some deep breathing and practice mindfulness throughout the day. What three things are you grateful...

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Post-Hospital Home Care

Post-Hospital Home Care

Editor’s Note: This is the last post in a 3-part series about what happened when a working caregiver’s mother had to go into the hospital. This post is about what happened after the emergency room visit and the hospital stay. After six days in the...

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Emergency Room Visit

Emergency Room Visit

  Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series about what happened when a working caregiver’s mother had to go into the hospital. This post is about the initial emergency room visit. Next in this series is the hospital stay and lastly the...

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Facebook and Twitter for Caregivers

Facebook and Twitter for Caregivers

Join Family Caregivers Online on Social Media! Facebook and Twitter, two popular Social Media platforms, have changed the way that people communicate and connect with one another. Think of Social Media as a community available when you want to find...

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Housing Options for Older Adults

Housing Options for Older Adults

But for most of us there comes a time when staying at home, particularly by ourselves, may no long For most of us there comes a time when staying at home, particularly by ourselves, may no longer be the safe option. This article provides a very brief overview of...

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