December 9th EldercareABC Blog Carnival

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Welcome to the December 9, 2009 edition of EldercareABC Blog  Carnival.

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Kaye Swain presents Twitter Tuesday Resources Including: Dementia Care, Senior Home Care, Recalls for Grandkid Products… posted at SandwichINK.com, saying, "Twitter is a great resource for senior home care givers, including those providing dementia care..."

This week Eldergadget.com announced:

    ElderGadget introduces a new ongoing feature that examines and explains elder friendly product design. We want our readers to be able to answer the following questions:

    a. What makes a product elder friendly?
    b. Why are products made with the elderly in mind?
    c. How exactly do human factors and product features interact

Be sure to stop by and participate there.

Here are some snippets from what has been seen and heard on  eldercare and caregiving blogs this week:

    California Slip & Fall Accident Lawyers Intrigued by Fall ...Researchers say that tracking activity patterns and the fine tuning that are possible by using these sensors help uncover new insight into what causes the elderly to fall, so that new prevention programs can be developed. ...

    LOST MY PARTNER blog: help yourself through the holidays by ...You could help decorate for their Christmas and Thanksgiving parties. They usually have a need for gift wrappers as well, and for volunteers to help the elderly make arts and crafts Christmas gifts. Volunteering for the elderly can be a ...

    Finding a Reliable In Home Caregiver For a Senior Loved OneBy getting someone to come into their homes and help out, children of elderly parents are able to help their parents stay in their homes and still make sure they can receive the medical care they need. This also has the advantage of ...

    BHD's Musings: Being Consumed... whilst the other half of my time includes doing household handyman chores for senior friends, whilst the remaining 99% of my time includes caring for my dear elderly aunt.... not to mention my partner, and not ignoring him and his ...

    Caring for Parents When You Are Away Whether living cross country or nearby, trying to get away can be an enormous challenge for those caring for the elderly. Although many aging parents do not need daily live in help, many rely on calls from their children, ...

    Recession causing growth of 'sandwich generation' in BritainIn 2003, four percent of women aged 35 to 69 were found to be caring for youngsters and elderly relatives -- around 555000 people. “The true figure will now be much higher than that. We know that people are squeezed. ...

    Caregivers and Multi-tasking: Holidays Can Push People Caring for ...ause they are raising children while caring for their parents. At this time of the year, nearly every parent has one, if not several, school holiday programs to attend, plus church or other religious programs they want their children to ...

    Caring for the Elderly | Basic American ComfortGeriatricians are not adequately compensated for the time that they take in caring and addressing their patient's complex medical, psychological and social needs. As a result, this specialized field of medicine is not attracting enough ...

    The John A. Hartford Foundation blog » Caring for the Elderly, Op ...ONE THING that is lost in the health care debate is how to care for the elderly. It's ironic that at a time when thousands of Americans are struggling to find appropriate care for their failing parents, the field of geriatric medicine ...

    CHINA: Hard work, dedication needed for care of elderly

    We must get rid of the idea that caring for elderly people is a menial job. It's a respected industry, and people should attach the same importance to it as to others like assisting impoverished students and post-disaster work. ...

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Eldercareabc carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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