Monthly Archives: December 2013

Recommended Reading from Choice Connections

December 4th, 2013 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading from Choice Connections Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers by Jolene Brackey When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Elderly

December 4th, 2013 (No Comments)

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Elderly Posted by Lynn McLean on Yahoo Voices You may recall the holiday shopping cliche, “What do you give to the person who has everything?” Often, the person who seems to have all the “things” that they need is the special parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle on your holiday gift list. It […]

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Surviving Dementia through Laughter

December 4th, 2013 (No Comments)

Surviving Dementia through Laughter Posted by National Care Planning Council Mark Twain wrote, “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Professionals across the medical field agree that laughter is an effective medicine. It’s been shown to improve connections with others, increase blood […]

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Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

December 4th, 2013 (No Comments)

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or […]

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