From the monthly archives:

October 2012

Tweet The holidays create a lot of extra to-dos and stress for many people caring for aging loved ones. Instead of letting that stress ruin a time meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, try these stress-busting tips from professionals at the Home Instead Center for Successful Aging. Be flexible. The holidays are steeped [...]

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Tweet Mary is back! She has some practical advice to give Rita, who is tired of cooking Thanksgiving dinner year after year.    

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Tweet OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 16, 2012 – Melissa Vaughan , a multiple sclerosis sufferer who retired early to provide constant care for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease, is the winner of the Caregiver Cruise Giveaway Contest sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network. In an unusual twist of [...]

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Tweet Driving is one of the most sensitive of senior issues. But there’s good news and support for older adults who want to extend their days behind the wheel. AAA has launched a senior safety and mobility Website, www.AAASeniors.com. It includes content and resources based on extensive research, provides families of older drivers with valuable [...]

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Tweet Are you worried about your loved one’s driving safety? Statistics show older drivers are actually the safest on the road. A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety may help give you some peace of mind. In 2009, the latest year for which data is available, motor vehicle crashes account for less than [...]

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Touch and Hugs

by Lois Etienne on October 6, 2012

in Caregiver Support,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Remember the words to the Diana Ross song? Reach  out and touch somebody’s hand    Make this world a better place if you can. So, why do we hug and touch one another? It’s a way to say, “I care.” The effects are immediate for both the hugger and the one receiving the hug.  [...]

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