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Caring for the Elderly – Government Sites

May 12, 2012

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A list of Government sites that have information on care for the elderly, if you have additional information please let me know so I can add it. Medicare.gov. An all-purpose site with interactive tools for planning and paying for long-term care and choosing among drug plans. Includes searchable inspection results, good and bad, for the […]

What questions isn’t your Doctor asking you and why you should care.

May 6, 2012

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Has your doctor reviewed reviewed your prescription medications with you in the past 12 months?  Have you been asked about your mood, if you feel depressed?  Have you been asked if you have experienced a fall? If not, you are not alone and yes, it is a problem – read on. (Reuters) – When older […]

Unprepared to Provide Family Caregiving? A simple tip to lighten the load.

May 4, 2012

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  How prepared are you to become a caregiver?  It  can happen in an instant and most people are caught flat-footed.  Check out how you can use a little simple technology to get up to speed, lighten the load and make it a team effort. How CareTogether Can Help Families That Are Unprepared to Provide […]

CareTogether – bonding families together in difficult times.

April 28, 2012

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One quarter of Americans act as a caregiver to a family member — and that number will only increase as the baby boomer population ages. So how does one balance the emotionally demanding job of caring for your loved one? Hopefully, you can have others help with tasks such as doctors appointments, picking-up prescriptions, getting groceries, doing laundry, […]

Letting go of old goals and setting new ones can improve quality of life | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

April 24, 2012

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This is great advice for all of us but particularly those of us that are cancer survivors.  It is not easy to walk through the valley and keep motivated but it is good practice and now research bears it out.  Set new goals for yourself, don’t keep looking back but relish today.  I recently read […]

Living Life In My Own Way—And Dying That Way As Well

April 12, 2012

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I recommend this article not because I admire the courage of the author, I think she is a role model, but because I think there is value in her story.  Her decisions have not been easy. I to was diagnosed with cancer and had the tests she speaks of but mine came back negative.  I […]