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Free lessons in caring for Alzheimer's patients - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

Free lessons in caring for Alzheimer's patients - Santa Fe New Mexican.com | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it

Free lessons in caring for Alzheimer's patients - Details at Santa Fe New Mexican.com - Home Instead Senior Care's training module may be completed online at www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-education/.

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Observations While Waiting…Waiting…Waiting At The Doctor’s Office | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Observations While Waiting…Waiting…Waiting At The Doctor’s Office | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
When you go to the doctor's office, do you take something to read or do? How about your aging parents?
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P.S. Join us for the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2013 too! :) 

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Women Are Caregivers, But Who Cares for Them - Huffington Post (blog)

Women Are Caregivers, But Who Cares for Them - Huffington Post (blog) | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Women Are Caregivers, But Who Cares for Them
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Having cared for elderly parents already, these same women may have the added burden of ultimately caring for their aging husbands.
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What do I do when both my husband and parents need me?

What do I do when both my husband and parents need me? | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Read posted questions and answers concerning caring for husband and parents? at Caring.com.
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It's always tough to be caught between two big caregiving needs - some good advice here...

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News and Resources For Baby Boomers and Seniors Caring for Elderly Parents With Debilitating Illnesses Such as Stroke or End Stage Parkinsons Disease Patients

News and Resources For Baby Boomers and Seniors Caring for Elderly Parents With Debilitating Illnesses Such as Stroke or End Stage Parkinsons Disease Patients | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Find articles and resources in the SandwichINK series on Caring for Elderly Parents who are End Stage Parkinsons Disease or Stroke Patients.
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Exploring the iPad and Its Apps With Our Sweet Seniors

Exploring the iPad and Its Apps With Our Sweet Seniors | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Like many of you, our family is scattered across several states. My senior mom and I live near one of my grown kids and I am blessed to be able to stay busy babysitting those sweet grandchildren quite a bit.
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Best Boomer Resources 2013 | SeniorHomes.com

Best Boomer Resources 2013 | SeniorHomes.com | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Thousands of baby boomers are reaching their golden years every day.
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Looking for good resources for baby boomers? A great list - and yes, SandwichINK is one of the finalists! :) 

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Best Senior Living Blogs by Individuals 2013 | SeniorHomes.com

Best Senior Living Blogs by Individuals 2013 | SeniorHomes.com | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Senior Living bloggers share their stories, tips, and travails as caregivers. Their blogs make us laugh and cry and help us to realize we are not alone.
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Great list of resources that I'm proud to be included in! 

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4 Simple Tips to Make Winter a Bit Safer For Our Elderly Parents and Relatives | SandwichINK Real Estate Information

4 Simple Tips to Make Winter a Bit Safer For Our Elderly Parents and Relatives | SandwichINK Real Estate Information | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Are your aging parents at home ready for winter? Here are four things to think about putting in place to help them stay home safely even if snow, power outages, and other problems occur.
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Simple things but easy to forget...

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Avoid Caregiver Stress This Winter | Blog | Senior Community in Union City | AlmaVia of Union City

Avoid Caregiver Stress This Winter | Blog | Senior Community in Union City | AlmaVia of Union City | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
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iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! Practicing With Audio Books! | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! Practicing With Audio Books! | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
More tips, ideas, and encouragement for our aging parents as my senior mom continue on our iPad adventures together.
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iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! Practicing With Audio Books!

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Why Exercise is Important for Seniors

Why Exercise is Important for Seniors | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it

To live an active, healthy lifestyle, as a young child or into your 90’s, you need to get proper exercise.

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How to Care for Aging Parents Without Losing Your Job - Successful Meetings

How to Care for Aging Parents Without Losing Your Job - Successful Meetings | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
How to Care for Aging Parents Without Losing Your JobSuccessful MeetingsA new report from AARP shows that over the last five years, 42 percent of American workers provided unpaid eldercare for a family member or friend, and 49 percent expect to do...
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Summer Flowers Coming To An End – Still Putting Smiles on My Senior Mom’s Face | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Summer Flowers Coming To An End – Still Putting Smiles on My Senior Mom’s Face | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Fun and physical senior citizen activities like gardening are excellent for our aging parents - great for mental AND physical healthy and well-being.
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While the Grandkids are Away The Grandmas Will Play – Via a Road Trip of Sweet Scenery! | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

While the Grandkids are Away The Grandmas Will Play – Via a Road Trip of Sweet Scenery! | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Road trip fun for my senior mom & myself-a fun & easy way to enjoy the afternoon with aging parents-including my most useful iPhone apps for mapping
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Think It's a Stroke? Remember: F.A.S.T.

Think It's a Stroke? Remember: F.A.S.T. | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
The National Stroke Association recommends the F.A.S.T. test for recognizing stroke symptoms: Face, Arms, Speech, Test. If you think someone may be having a stroke, act F.A.S.T. and do this simple test.
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Vital info for all of us caring for aging parents! 

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Oral History: Remembering Yesterday for a Better Tomorrow | Elder Care ABC

Oral History: Remembering Yesterday for a Better Tomorrow | Elder Care ABC | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Tips for oral history
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How I Accidentally Wrote a Book on Alzheimer's Caregiving

How I Accidentally Wrote a Book on Alzheimer's Caregiving | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
I wrote Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy as a love story. It's about the powerful 30-year relationship I had with Edward Theodoru, a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar.
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6 Tips To Remove Some of the Stress From A Stress Test | Elder Care ABC

6 Tips To Remove Some of the Stress From A Stress Test | Elder Care ABC | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
If you're taking a stress test, here are some tips on how to get through it without breaking a sweat.
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Are you or an aging parent headed for a stress test? Here are some tips to help!

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Social Media Rockstars - Individuals 2013 | SeniorHomes.com

Social Media Rockstars - Individuals 2013 | SeniorHomes.com | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
This category is purely based on the peoples choice! These people are the standouts in the senior industry that have a strong presence across the Internet and social media. With broad influence, they are well connected and web savvy.
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Woohoo! What a blessing to be a finalist as a social media rockstar in the 2013 SeniorHomes.com Best senior living awards ! 

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What kind of financial impact should providers expect? | Seniors For Living

What kind of financial impact should providers expect? | Seniors For Living | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
It's time once again for the budget cuts that almost always includes senior living providers. Read on to learn what they should expect in the months ahead.
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Grandkids Love To Roller Skate in My Garage | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Grandkids Love To Roller Skate in My Garage | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Too cold (or hot) to roller skate outside? Have you tried the garage? My grandkids love to skate and scooter in mine.
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My grandkids have such fun skating (and scootering) in my garage and my senior mom and I have such fun watching them. :) And, thanks to the joys of the Sandwich Generation, we have plenty of tools to help grandkids AND aging parents easily available - like my mom's walker that she used over a year ago to help shaky roller skaters. :) 

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Senior Mail Scams | Senior in home care services | Elder Care

Senior Mail Scams | Senior in home care services | Elder Care | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
In this series we have broken up the checklists for mail, telephone and computer that can help protect an older adult.
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A great list of tips to help protect our aging seniors.

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Caring for Your Parents: Preventing Falls - KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska

Caring for Your Parents: Preventing Falls - KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Caring for Your Parents: Preventing FallsKTVA CBS 11 News AlaskaHe said there are simple modifications that can help keep people on their feet, keep them injury free, and, hopefully, hang on to their independence as long as possible.
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iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! The Whole Shebang!

iPad Adventures for Our Sandwich Generation Family! The Whole Shebang! | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
My senior mom loves her new iPad - even tho at first it, along with the simple apps and accessories I got for seniors in mind, intimidated her. Here are our adventures!
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Article: Talking to Elderly Parents About Health Care Issues

Article: Talking to Elderly Parents About Health Care Issues | Caring for Aging Parents | Scoop.it
Talking to your elderly parents about their healthcare issues and concerns before a crisis hit. Tips and ideas on how to initiate the conversation.
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