Why Tide Pods Are Great for Seniors and Caregivers!

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  I am participating in a Vibrant Nation campaign for P&G. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are only my own (and my Mom’s). I am in no way affiliated with P&G (either is Mom ) and do not earn a commission or percent of sales. This really just […]

Feeling Stuck? Draw a Line!

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While I was in my 20’s and in my second job out of college, I worked for a boss who became a mentor. He was strict yet kind and happily taught his employees, helping them grow both professionally and personally. Bob’s sudden death at 59 was a shock. His memorial service was attended by many friends, almost all of […]

Are You Up For a 30 Day Challenge?

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I like TED Talks. I mean, I really like TED Talks. I “like” them on Facebook so I can locate them later to watch or listen to when I have the time. Knowing this about me, you can imagine my excitement that I am attending a TEDx event at the end of August!   I […]

Dealing With Caregiving’s Speed Bumps

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If you’re a caregiver reading this, I’m about to state the obvious. Life isn’t smooth; there are speed bumps that sometimes trip you up. You’re driving through a parking lot and suddenly WHUMP! You come upon a speed bump bigger than you anticipated so you either slam on the brakes or slam over the speed bump, hoping you […]

Brain Health: Reaping the Reward of Puzzles, Crosswords and Sudoku

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Lately there has been a lot of talk in the press and scientific community about how moderate brain exercise can sharpen your cognitive thinking, helping your fight against memory loss, depression and even Alzheimer’s and other dementia types. Today we will discuss how and why tailored brain activities can reap large benefits. Consider this: the […]

5 Steps to Finding the Perfect Home Care Assistance

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Being a care provider for a loved one is fulfilling work, but more often than not it can also be overwhelming when a higher level of care is needed. Unless you were trained in the medical field, you might very well  find it  confusing and difficult to adhere to doctors’ strict orders for treatments and […]

Concerned about Recent Health Record Breaches? What the Future Holds for the Safety of Our Health Information

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A study done by researchers at the Stanford University found that between the years of 2010 in 2013, more than 29 million healthcare records were potentially misused and exposed to criminals. While some of the theft of healthcare records was the result of hacking, the study found that a good portion of the theft was […]

8 Ways Physical Therapy Can Benefit Seniors’ Health

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Physical therapists are professionals within the health care field, who specifically tend to medical issues that limit someone’s movements and physical abilities in daily life. Historically seen as something of a separate health care field, more and more, physical therapy is being viewed as integral to the treatment and restoration of anyone who has been […]

Meatless Monday: Slow-Cooker Minestrone

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This is a very nutritious and fairly low calorie minestrone that was adapted from the version on Cook’s Country.  It filled my  5.5 qt slow-cooker almost to the very top so be sure that yours is large enough. Ingredients 1 cup dried medium-sized white beans, rinsed and pre-cooked for 20 minutes* (see note below) They […]

Bridging the Gap: How to Help Your Aging Parents Who Aren’t Ready for a Nursing Home Yet

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  The first of the baby boomers reached retirement age in 2011 and according to the AARP, an average of 9,000 boomers join these ranks daily. As many grown children know, transitioning your parent into a nursing home or assisted living is never without its difficulties. Possibly the most difficult situation is when the parent […]

A Dental Innovation That Seems Too Good to Be True

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King’s College of London researchers developed a new technique for repairing teeth with cavities that doesn’t involve drilling or adding any additional materials to the teeth called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralization (EAER). The EAER procedure uses a two-step process in which the tooth is first prepared then a tiny electrical current is applied to accelerate […]