Who Was Supposed To Be Watching Grandma?

Though this little tune is just for fun, it may very well raise alarms to many caregivers of the elderly. Caregivers know that even at a holiday party they cannot let down their diligent watch over their elderly loved one. As far-fetched as it may sound, with all the people and noise, an elderly family member with dementia or Alzheimer’s may be enjoying the family gathering and then suddenly become confused and walk to the door and leave.
For family caregivers the added stress of the holidays with decorating, shopping, parties and keeping up with all the family traditions is an overwhelming quest. Feelings of isolation, depression and sadness come with this added stress.

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Long Term Care for Senior Veterans

  In the year 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to honor those Veterans who served during World War I. On November 11, 1954, Armistice Day was proclaimed a legal national holiday and the name was changed to "Veterans Day" to honor all veterans of all wars. Every November 11, ceremonies…

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Highlights and Trends from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association 2009.

I have just returned from the national Association meeting on reverse mortgages. It certainly was a whirlwind of information, considering today’s economy and real estate environment. Here are a few highlights from the meeting: 1.    Trends in FHA, by law. FHA must have a positive cash flow. It cannot have a shortfall. Last year,…

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Community Aging Services and Senior Centers

Community Aging Services and Long Term Care There are many private, religious and government organizations across the country that provide supportive services for older people. Many of these services center around helping people stay in their homes and avoid having to go to live in an institution or perhaps move in with family. Because of…

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PreNeed (Pre-Paid) Funeral and Burial Plans

Advantages and Disadvantages of Prepaid Plans One way to plan in advance for the end of one's life is to sign a formal contract called a "preneed funeral plan." With this plan, money to pay for a funeral and/or burial is held in a trust, in an escrow account or paid through an insurance policy…

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