Happy New Year

Posted December 31, 2009
The new year is but a few hours away.  I have the pleasure of spending it with my family at my parents home in their "55 and better" community in Florida.  As I have been here, I have noticed a lot of people living for the moment and enjoying their time, their friends and their hobbies.  I even attended 2 yoga classes, which were both excellent and enjoyable.  More yoga is one of my resolutions.  I vow to "learn" how to relax and enjoy more in 2010 and I hope you will too!  Until next year...
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Planning ahead to avoid holiday stress

Posted December 23, 2009
Visits with family and friends put additional strain on people with dementia and their caregivers during the holidays. Making changes such as slowing down the pace of activities will help make the holidays more enjoyable for everyone. If you're have a loved one with Alzheimer's here are a few holiday tips: via www.alzheimers-illinois.org The best tips always come from the experts. Here is a great, short article from the Alzheimer's Association with some ideas for visiting with family and friends that may have dementia. Very important during the holidays and every day!
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Are You or Someone You Know Caring For an Elderly Loved One?

Posted December 16, 2009
A few years ago, I had the chance to meet Barbara Friesner, and Elder Care Expert and Founder of AgeWiseLiving.  A while ago, she created “The Ultimate Caregiver’s Success System” which I recommend to any caregiver dealing with an aging parent. Just in time for the holidays, she is offering $100 off AND a free upgrade on shipping so that you can order today and get it in time for Christmas.  It’s a great gift so I thought I would share some information on it!  I had them send me this description because I know she could explain it better ...
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Raise Awareness with holiday cards from the Alzheimer's Association

Posted December 6, 2009
The Alzheimer’s Association has a great way to extend holiday wishes while raising money and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. We’re offering inspirational holiday cards with artwork created by individuals living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, with proceeds benefiting the Association. via www.alzheimers-illinois.org I have used these cards in the past and the quality is great. If you are going to send out cards you might as well get these, the price is comparable to cards that don't give back like these ones do!
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Holiday Party and Inspirational Tips on Aging

Posted December 1, 2009
The Center for Healthy Aging at St Joseph Hospital is hosting a free party in preparation of the holiday season!  Enjoy cake, punch, a raffle and socializing with friends.  A guest speaker will share some tips for staying resilient and maintaining a positive attitude for a new year.  I can't think of anyone any age who would not need those!Thursday, Dec 17th 1-3 pmPlease call 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636) to register.
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