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Thoughts on Dementia and Living Differently

I recently listened to a CD, Thoughts on...Dementia/Alzheimer's - Living Differently. The CD features 84-year-old Lorna LeBrun and her daughter Louise LeBrun as they discuss their lives.  Louise's Dad and Lorna's husband, Buddy has been in a locked ward of the Veterans home for the last seven years due to frontal lobe dementia and they…
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July 22nd EldercareABC Carnival

Welcome to the July 22, 2009 edition of eldercareabc carnival. Kaye Swain presents Senior Home Care Safety Tips posted at SandwichINK.com, saying, "Safety needs to be an important issue in senior home care. Whether our aging parents live with us or live in their own home, there are steps we can take to help them…
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911 Welcome to the Life of Caregivers on Call 24/7

Not to boast, but I sort of consider myself a Rock Star of "handling" uncomfortable calls on the caregiving front. I've raced to a city hospital on Christmas Eve when a friend was diagnosed with leukemia; I've aborted a vacation mid-airport when a friend's husband died unexpectedly; I've made multiple 2 a.m. guest appearances in…
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Eldercare Carnvial – July 15th

Welcome to the July 15, 2009 edition of eldercareabc carnival. Kaye Swain presents Five Podcasts for Caregivers posted at SandwichINK.com, saying, "An mp3 player can be a great friend to a busy caregiver, allowing us to listen and learn when driving, standing in long lines, or sitting by a quiet bedside. Here are five interesting…
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July 8th EldercareABC Blog Carnival

Welcome to the July 8th EldercareABC Blog Carnival.  Grab a chair and join us while we read what others are saying about elder care around the net. Kelsey Grace presents Sympathy Plants » How Much to Spend on Plants for a Funeral posted at Sympathy Plants, saying, "This article is about finding the right way…
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July 1st Eldercareabc Carnival

Welcome to the July 1, 2009 edition of the Ron King presents Crisis in Caregiving: Can Seniors Go On Living at Home? posted at Blog Long Term Care - Long Term Care for Elders, saying, "A recent study funded by the Connecticut State Legislature found that community-based services such as home care were inadequate to…
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June 24th Eldercare Carnival

Welcome to this week's edition of Eldercare Carnival James presents Gadgets For Sharp Elderly Minds; Part 1: Exercise Gadgets, 1st in a series of 4 that was  posted at Eldercaregadget.com. Steve presents Latest News on Elder In Home Care posted at Caring for the Elderly. Mary presents Elder Caregivers for hire-- how to find the…
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Eldercare Carnival for June 17th

Welcome to the June 17, 2009 edition of EldercareABC carnival! Eldergadget presents A Car for the Ages — Your Ages posted at Comments on: A Car for the Ages — Your Ages. Kaye Swain presents Flying Practice for Baby Boomer Generation and Senior Citizens posted at SandwichINK. The Smarter Wallet presents Fixed Annuities: Pros and…
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Eldercare Blog Carnival – June 9th Edition

Why can't we build orphanages next to homes for the elderly? If someone were sitting in a rocker, it wouldn't be long before a kid will be in his lap.---Cloris Leachman Isn't that a lovely thought!  If they all could be green homes, it would be all the better! Without further ado, here are this…
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Eldercare Carnival – June 2nd Edition

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.-- Jim Fiebig Of course age does not diminish any of the extreme disappointments or the joys that life has to offer.   I hope that the different carnival posts below will inspire each of us to remember who…
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