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This is NOT Your Mother’s Caregiving

Many of us compare our caregiving to the way our mothers cared for our grandmothers, which might lead us to believe that we aren’t doing a good enough job caring for our ...

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7 Hot Weather Safety Tips for the Elderly

When the temperatures reach 90 degrees F, family and caregivers should make an extra effort to check on loved ones who are 65 years old or older. Generally, people adapt ...

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APFM contest winner is coming to Camp Reveille!

A Place for Mom launched its second annual caregiver getaway contest with the winning prize being a trip to my Camp Reveille this August in Naples, Maine. I had the pleas...

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How to Help an Elderly Loved One with Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and that means that it's time for some Spring Cleaning!

Originally posted in: Aging Parents
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The New Age of Aging

11,000 boomers turn 65 each day in our country and they will be redefining the "typical" lifestyle of a senior. (We don't even think of 65 as "senior" anymore!)

Originally posted in: Healthy Living
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Top 10 Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them, from A Place for Mom

Crooks around the world defraud millions of people each day. They use the phone, internet, email and snail mail. They span vast geographic areas and create clever schemes...

Originally posted in: Senior Safety
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Managing Stress and Heart Health - A Guest Blog by Dr. Dale Atkins

Last month I got the privilege to meet Dr. Dale Atkins, a licensed psychologist and relationship expert who focuses on families, couples, parenting, healthy aging, managi...

Originally posted in: Heart Health
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10 Habits of Exceptionally Happy Caregivers

This is a great blog from our friends at A Place For Mom. If you are a caregiver or you know of someone who is a caregiver, you should read this, share this, pass this al...

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Tis the Season...to Visit Senior Living Communities

The holidays are upon us and family is arriving from near and far. During your holiday stay be observant as to how your loved ones are living.

Originally posted in: Aging Parents
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Your Holiday Senior Safety Checklist

The holiday season has arrived and it is a time when families get together from near and far. The holiday get-togethers provide the perfect opportunity to take inventory...

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