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Don’t Get Bored, Get Board (Games)

Winter can be a slow time for many. The weather is cold, and cabin fever starts to set in. Rather than get bored, get some board games! Board games are a great way to pass the time, but they can also help improve Alzheimer’s and dementia patients’ brain activity and memory. Take a look at [...]

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Physical Health for the Whole Family

We know that working on your physical health can be a tad overwhelming at times. It’s not easy penciling in the time to hit the gym every day, or time permitting to take the stairs over the elevator. In the midst of every caregiver’s busy schedule, it’s essential to remember the importance of physical health [...]

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Strong Bones, Strong Bodies: Foods that Fight Osteoporosis

Got Milk? Okay, that may sound a little cliché, but calcium is extremely important for your body. Calcium (found in milk and various other foods) is a mineral stored in bones and teeth, where it supports structure and hardness. What does that have to do with Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It [...]

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Siblings Commit to Aging Parents

If you grew up in a family with siblings, you are likely all too familiar with tattle telling, arguments of where to sit in the car and debates over who is the ‘favorite child’… These are the types of silly and (later in life) laughable conversations that all siblings have over time. But the conversation [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Happy Almost New Year! As we draw to the end of another year, we all know what that means: it’s time to make New Year Resolutions. Instead of making huge or unattainable feeling goals, why not make a list you can keep this year. We thought about it, and it’s easier than you think! This [...]

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Delicious Treats and Healthy Substitutes

Nothing says the holidays like firing up the oven to do some baking! For some families, fudge is the treat of choice and the season isn’t official until the whole house smells of chocolate. For other families, it’s the scent of mulled wine and hot cider brewing. From apple pie to sugar cookies, hot chocolate [...]

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Voices from the Sandwich Generation: Just Breathe

Sometime I feel like I’m being squeezed from all sides. My parents on one side of me, my kids on the other, and here I am in the middle taking care of both. I am sandwiched, just like so many other people my age who are going through the same thing… Sound familiar? If you [...]

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Creative Crafts and DIY Without Breaking the Bank

When the whole family gets together over the holiday season, one great activity to pass the time that anyone can take part in is creative crafting projects. Of course there are the classic paper snowflakes you make as a child…but when it comes down to it, they’re a “classic” for a reason. They are easy [...]

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It’s Cold, I’m Busy and Other Excuses (Not to Exercise)

We’ve all been there. You know you should exercise but there are so many reasons not to. Let’s be honest – more often than not, they’re just excuses. But as a caregiver, health is too important to let these common excuses keep you on the couch. This article was syndicated and originally appeared on the [...]

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Holiday Helpers and Elders’ Elves

Holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year” to many – but for seniors, it can also be one of the most challenging. If seniors’ children can’t be by their side to help them put all the dressings on the holidays, Holiday Helpers can! These elders’ elves drive the cars, open the doors, and [...]

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