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Some of us can name the traditions our families have for the holidays. Some people can’t, but they are there, aren’t they? There are some things that we do every year and whether we say they are traditions or not makes no difference. My dad always wrapped up some gift filled with a marble or […]Read More . . .
Are you one of those people who love everything about the holidays? You know, all the shopping, the baking, the gatherings and the extra hustle bustle? Is that how Mom was when you were growing up? Did Dad love to prepare the fireplace and have garland around the front door? Just because they have gotten […]Read More . . .
As a caregiver, what’s your day like? I mean, really like? When I talk to caregivers of aging loved ones, this is what I hear: I get up and start to worry. I start by getting my family fed and making sure Mom is eating at her house, too. I am putting together breakfast for […]Read More . . .
I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care: “Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” That’s very sobering, isn’t it? And now, there is a growing number of people with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s and […]Read More . . .
Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer’s or dementia compared with 11% of men, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The differences in men and women in regard to Alzheimer’s has caught the attention of researchers and, according to an article at Great Care, the Alzheimer’s […]Read More . . .
It is not unusual for a new Keeping In Touch Solutions subscriber to be the victim of a recent fall. All of a sudden they get sidelined from a broken bone and their families get more concerned that they are safe at home. So a daily check-in from a Care Caller is the answer to […]Read More . . .
There is one argument we hear during so many calls we get at Keeping In Touch Solutions. Mom says she can take care of herself and her daughter thinks she needs help. Each side has their heels dug in and it’s creating tension between them on top of the stress of aging. We offer a […]Read More . . .
Have you ever had one of those periods when events came together in just the right way to give you real insight? Well, if you haven’t – pay attention because someday it will happen to you; and if you have, you will appreciate that you are not the only one! The major event was that […]Read More . . .
It happens every day, you know. But when I hear about it happening to friends or friends of friends, it makes me so sad. It’s not inevitable that it has to happen this way. Yes, we are all going to get older and as we age, our bodies will wear out and things will happen. […]Read More . . .
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of older women outnumber older men at 25.1 million older women to 19.6 million older men. Most “older” folks don’t need to be told that, they already know it. Women outlive men and, the report goes on to say, older men were much […]Read More . . .