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#4 – LESSONS IN CAREGIVING

Many Internet websites offer good information for caregivers about taking care of elderly loved ones. A search engine offers thousands of articles one can review for assistance. And they all have one theme in common: The caregiver needs to take care of her/himself if he/she wants to do a good job caring for the elderly loved one.In our caregiving experience, we found a couple of ways to care for ourselves that worked well for us: We took time off for outings just by ourselves. We had assistance from three family members who offered weekly time to stay with our elder mother, and we accepted that assistance. Some days we would go out for lunch alone; other days we would do errands and shopping. Whatever the activity,

Blood Glucose Management with Insulin

Everyone with type 1 diabetes must take insulin—either by injection or with an insulin pump—because their pancreas no longer produces this essential hormone that helps regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. Without insulin, they would not su...

Prevent a Break-in: Beware of Dog Signs and Other DIY Projects

Seniors Fear Break-Ins Property crimes continue to be on the rise, according to FBI statistics, and as seniors, it’s tough not to feel more vulnerable to a break-in. There is plenty you can do as a homeowner to protect your domain. Here are six easy DIY projects that you can take care of this weekend [...]

DNR by Another Name

A small experiment finds that family members are more comfortable with the phrase "allow a natural death."

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