Mayo Clinic: Diabetes and Alzheimer's linked

Posted April 22, 2013
Mayo Clinic shares how reasearch suggests these two are linked as well as ways to start preventation NOW... Diabetes may increase your risk of Alzheimer's. Reduce this risk by controlling your blood sugar.  Diet and exercise can help. By Mayo Clinic staff Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are connected in ways that aren't completely understood. Though not all research confirms the connection, many studies indicate that people with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, are at higher risk of eventually developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. To continue reading the article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: Your Caregiving Questions Answered: Nutrition and Wellness

Posted April 19, 2013
I stumbled upon a Q & A section for caregivers on the AARP site and thought some of you may also be experiencing difficulty with getting your loved one to eat.  I hope you find this helpful! Enjoy the weekend as I think we may see some sun soon.  Dietitian and AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel member offers advice to caregivers by Nancy S. Wellman, AARP Below are answers from Nancy S. Wellman, a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel, to questions submitted by visitors to the Caregiving Resource Center. This page will continue to be updated with new questions and answers. ...
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WSJ: Tackling a Business Later in Life

Posted April 17, 2013
Here's an article from The Wall Street Journal that can give you an idea of what to take into account for those looking at starting up their own business at an older age... Tackling a Business Later in Life By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Roslyn Tanner Evans makes and sells jewelry online and at craft shows. She markets her handiwork through her own website,, as well as Facebook and Pinterest. And she accepts credit-card payments using and the mobile service Square. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Free Online Resource for Caregivers

Posted March 7, 2013
 It is my pleasure to introduce an online resource: Lotsa Helping Hands!  This website helps streamline the process of linking family up with Caregivers and helping to keep everyone organized.  The fact that it's free speaks volumes for the amount of passion this company has to help make everyone's day to day easier during what will become one of the more challenging parts of life.  I urge you to browse their website to learn more  -- they even have a calendar to use to keep everyone on track with their caregiving responsibilites -- it's genius!   See how it works ...
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Senior Housing News: Technology Round-Up for Seniors

Posted February 27, 2013
Do any of these sound cool to you? Senior Care Technology Round-Up: Mobile Apps, “Exergaming” & More Written by Jason Oliva  In this week’s round-up, tech companies put forth their latest innovations in senior care. From personal robots and virtual exercising, to remote-monitoring technology that tracks vitality and detects injuries, companies are developing new tools to help seniors age in place.    To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Senior Living Resource

Posted January 11, 2013
A new website, featured on New Old Age, helps difficult discussions and decisions a lot easier... Help for Planning End-of-Life Care By PAULA SPAN If your 2013 resolution is to get your family to embark, finally, on advance care planning, you will find a valuable guide in a new Web site called Prepare... To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: End of Life Care

Posted December 11, 2012
I wanted to share these helpful resources for caregivers needing direction.    Training Needed for Home Care Is Lacking By JUDITH GRAHAM  “H” from Chicago, I heard you when you joined a lively discussion over hospice at home here a couple of weeks ago and asked, “where can family members get the training to do all the nursing tasks?” To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Posted November 19, 2012
In honor of tradition we'll be posting all about Alzheimer's this week.  We'll start with history and new technology that successfully connects those affected directly and indirectly...   Image Source: Wiki Images From the Alzheimer's Association: In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  President Bill Clinton named the week of Thanksgiving as a time to honor caregivers in 1997, and that has expanded to National Family Caregivers Month.     To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Free Webinar: Planning Ahead for Independence: The Upside of Downsizing

Posted October 22, 2012
Cantata Adult Life Services let us know about this free webinar.  Webinars are great because they give you the luxury of participating from home -- just follow along as your schedule allows.  Please let us know if you participate!    Planning Ahead for Independence: the Upside of Downsizing Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12-12:30 p.m. This webinar will help participants: Define what "independence" looks like as an individual ages Address the need to plan ahead for independence Cover when to plan and what to plan for Address the upside of downsizing Learn what you can do now to prepare a home for future sale ...
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Get Connected With Work Reimagined

Posted August 3, 2012
Check out how AARP is helping those with the most experience find jobs online.    Get Connected With Work Reimagined New online program from AARP can help your job search and career from: AARP | August 1, 2012 AARP has a new, free service called Work Reimagined to help experienced workers like you find a new job.    To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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