• Alzheimer's
    The Precious Face of Alzheimer’s: One Caregiver’s Epiphany Transformed Pain into Poetry

    She was about to correct her mother for the umpteenth time when Cathie Borrie realized that maybe it really didn’t matter. What difference did it make that Mum thought the old drug store was newly built? Or...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Welcome the Fall Season by Supporting National Falls Prevention Awareness

    By Sherri Snelling – While Saturday marked the first official day of fall, this whole season is the kick-off to Falls Prevention Awareness. Falls – whether they happen in the home or just getting around town –...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • From Empty Nest to Full House: Preparing for Eldercare

    By Laura Rossman – There’s a silent evolution going on for many baby boomer women. The days of the carefree empty nester are disappearing. In its place: the full house (figuratively or literally). More women in their...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Can Caregiving Make You Happy?

    By Sherri Snelling – Whether your musical tastes run to the 70s TV show with the Partridge family singing their theme song, C’mon Get Happy or the 1950s song that inspired it, Get Happy made famous by...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Senior Housing: Finding the Right Nursing Home

    Submitted by LivingSenior – Being a full-time caregiver for a family member is stressful. There are an overwhelming amount of appointments, prescription management issues and ongoing issues of scheduling. From time to time it becomes clear that...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Your Real Age – 8 Tips to Help Caregivers Find Their Inner Child

    By Sherri Snelling –  I recently celebrated my birthday and it got me to thinking about our “real age.” Whenever I meet a friend for coffee the conversation now turns to our latest health issue (we are...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Two Simple Steps To Style Esteem

    Your true style begins with the inner work. In the beginning of my career I would teach women about their best cuts, colors and styles and then run into them months later and cringe. I was not...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Celebrate Caregivers During Read Across America Day

    By Sherri Snelling – As a book lover, I celebrate Read Across America Day (March 2) every year by creating my book list for the coming year and settling on the couch with my first pick. I...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • National Caregiver Month Kicks Off With the Caregiver Bill of Rights

    By Sherri Snelling – November is when we commemorate National Family Caregiver Month and to celebrate the 65 million Americans caring for a loved one who has a chronic illness, a disability or whose age requires more...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Walking with My Mother Back through Time

    By Linda Menesez – I sit in the middle of such a familiar room, and yet everything feels different. Everything has changed!  I’m at my mother’s house, but she hasn’t been here in several months. My stepfather...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • How To Avoid The Caregiving Cost Drain

    By: Sherri Snelling – Caring for an older parent or an ill spouse can be a labor of love, but it can also take a toll on you emotionally, physically and financially. While many caregivers are not...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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