Memories: The Building Blocks of Our Lives

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Even if we can’t remember the details, we can use our early experiences, our memories, to bring back smiles, laughter or tears. Nevertheless, these early memories are what make us who we are today. Some of us have only positive memories of our childhood, while others may have a tough time due to our unique Read More

Missing Mom…After the Grief

Sitting in my home office, with mom’s cat on my lap as I type, brings both a smile and a pain to my heart. It has been two years since her passing at the age of 91. I don’t think we truly heal completely from the loss of a parent – whatever the relationship was Read More

Alzheimer’s at Young Ages – “Still Alice”

Julianne Moore does an incredible job at playing the part of brilliant, 50-year-old college professor “Alice” who recognizes her own symptoms of a brain disorder – thinking, of course, that it must be a brain tumor. She was forgetting words and directions with more frequency; her normal thought process seemed just a little “out of Read More

Making Blankets for Trevor’s Eagle Blanket Foundation

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The Eldercare Services team gathered ‘round the tables again, just like the last 4 years, to craft like holiday elves in our annual winter tradition: making cozy, warm blankets to donate to Trevor’s Eagle Blanket Foundation. Trevor was born with a congenital heart defect that took his life in 2009, shortly after his 16th birthday.  Read More

Caregivers Love “All Your Perfect Imperfections”

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I hear so often from family caregivers who feel guilty because they can’t fix mom or dad or be the “everything” their spouse needs.   So, these words – from a John Legend song, “All of Me” – ring true for us.  In the song, he sings that he loves “All of You” despite your perfect Read More

Being an Advocate for Your Own Health

  The greatest thing you can do about your quality of life is to become your own best and prepared advocate.  This article can help you ask the right questions Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The next best thing you can do, is to make sure you have an “agent” who can be Read More