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When is it Time for Your Parents to Move?

The ironic thing about senior living communities is that no one looks forward to moving in, but many people who live there wish they had moved in sooner! As Patricia Grace, Senior Care Examiner, writes in her article about this subject, “Although making the decision to move a loved one can be very emotional and difficult, once it has been accomplished it can lead to an improved quality of life for everyone involved.”…

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Caregivers: Avoid Emotional Eating

While food’s main purpose is to serve as fuel for our bodies, most of us are also aware of emotional associations that get tangled up in our eating decisions. Some of these associations are positive and self-affirming; others introduce feelings of regret or frustration; and sometimes a mix of positive and negative emotions is possible.…

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Grief, Loss, and the Holidays

Grief is a difficult burden to bear, and it becomes even heavier during the holidays. The weight of traditions, expectations, and memories can seem immense and impossible. The following suggestions are intended to help offload some of the burden of grief.…

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Four Flu Shot Facts

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year, but for certain people the vaccine is particularly important. For example, children younger than 5 are especially susceptible to flu-related complications. And people who live in nursing homes or other long-term care communities are more likely to be exposed to the virus. Healthcare workers and other caregivers are at risk of catching the disease and also spreading it, because of the person-to-person contact they engage in.…