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The Dangers of Social Isolation – And What You Can Do About It

Loneliness and social isolation were widespread problems long before the phrase “social distancing” was introduced into our daily vocabulary. But it’s fair to say that the pandemic has heightened and complicated the issues. We’ve all felt it at some point in the last year and a half. If you think about it for less [...]

By |2021-08-22T12:24:38-05:00August 22nd, 2021|Care Notes|0 Comments

The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

By Gail Shaw, MPA Coordinator of Training & Support Dementia Care Specialist   The connection between the mind, body, and spirit is a strong one. Think about this connection for a moment. When do you feel, or have felt, at your very best? I bet the picture you have in your mind revolves around a [...]

By |2021-07-30T15:59:32-05:00July 30th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

How To Talk To Your Loved One About Memory Issues: A Guide For Caregivers

How to Talk To Your Loved One About Memory Issues: A Guide For Caregivers For the fifth time this week, your dad is searching through the closets for an old chess board that he donated to charity three years ago. Things like this have been happening a lot lately, and you know it’s finally time [...]

By |2021-07-30T15:54:53-05:00July 15th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

Let the sunshine in! Face it with a grin!  Open your heart and let the sunshine in!

By Missy Athmer, Marketing Director I want to share that I know, as a family caregiver, fear often travels on my shoulder. I don't want to be as flip as to say that you will never experience fear, but to remind you that fear is just an emotion. One that can be calmed if we [...]

By |2021-07-06T13:26:20-05:00July 6th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

It’s Time For Spring Cleaning – Start With Your Mind

By Gail Shaw, MPA – Coordinator of Training & Support DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST What brings you joy? Comfort? Renewal? Could it be a cup of coffee while you watch the sun come up in all its glory? Maybe it is finding time to sit down in your favorite comfy chair with that book you have [...]

By |2021-04-26T14:22:53-05:00April 26th, 2021|Care Notes|0 Comments

Coffee Talk With Caregivers

Coffee Talk with Caregivers is an informational virtual group created for caregivers of aging loved ones with memory loss. There is no charge to participate and anyone from anywhere is welcome to join. The family caregivers who attend will have a front row seat to the discussions about a variety of topics to help support [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:31:07-05:00April 5th, 2021|Care Notes, News|0 Comments

Choose JOY in 2021!

By Stacey Rhodes, MS - Adult Day Program Director DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST I’ve got the JOY! JOY! JOY! JOY! Down in my heart to stay! Has COVID got you down, down, down?  Well, join the club.  Speaking with the families we serve, friends, and others, I hear comments such as, I am feeling down, I [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:44:40-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Finding & Maintaining Your Joy

Have you ever been caught off guard when someone asks you what they can do to help you? Most of us say thanks but don’t take them up on their offer to help. It could be you are just not sure what it is that they could do, or you feel like you are imposing [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:45:01-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Looking for Answers?

By Gail Shaw, MPA - Coordinator of Training & Support DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALIST Have you ever had the feeling that something was not quite right, but you could not put your finger on what was wrong? Maybe you know your caregiving abilities could be improved  to produce a better outcome. Many find themselves asking these [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:28:47-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments

Caregiving with a full cup.

You know that caregiving  is draining. You can’t pour from an empty cup, so let us help you fill yourself back up! It might be gray and cold outside, but there is no need for you to bundle up in your coat, hat and gloves. Or even warm up you car! Instead, relax, put on [...]

By |2021-01-24T13:43:29-06:00December 24th, 2020|Care Notes|0 Comments
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