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December 2017

If you have loved ones living on their own, checking their plumbing can avert a disaster in winter that might cut off their heating and water. Everyone knows that the cold months are dangerous for pipes and plumbing. Keeping plumbing

Do you have a caregiver on your shopping list? Whether he or she is your own caregiver or a loved one with the task of caring for another, there great gifts out there for them. Aside from presents that speak to

Some seniors may feel lonely after all their children have moved out. However, many others are actually pleased and ready to enjoy life, especially if their children hung around at home much longer than they should have. But, even those

Searching for the perfect gift for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia isn’t easy. Gifts that they enjoyed in the past may no longer have the same effect, as these items may now be unfamiliar. They can even act

Looking for a great gift for your grandfather? How about something that’s both thoughtful and practical? Too often are people given throw-away objects like candles and mugs. This holiday, give your elderly loved ones something they’ll actually use, and furthermore

Coffee is a beverage enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world.  While it may be adapted to enjoy differently in the various regions, it usually contains caffeine.  Additives such as sugar or milk and creamer are mixed in with

Family caregiving is often not a choice. The role springs up for almost everyone at some point in their life. The truth is, we feel obligated to take on the role when a loved one ages or becomes infirm —

Buying clothing online for a loved one in a wheelchair can be a bit tedious. When it comes to outerwear, Silvert’s has so many cape options of varying sizes, weights, and colors that it may be overwhelming to make a

Mental illness has long been a taboo topic in our society—but even more so when it comes to older adults. While ageism influences many to assume it’s just “normal” to be sad when we get closer to end of life,

There is no shortage of posts written on the topic of family caregiving and self-care. You know the drill. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat right. Exercise. Stay social, and so on. These well-meaning messages may fall short of the