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CAREGIVERS AND THE LAST HOURS

For Caregivers, and Care Receivers who have chosen to die at home, the last hours can be a contradictory combination of relief and sadness. There is much to do. It begins to feel like preparing for a huge meeting in which greater details demand attention. It is also a test of one's handling the growing fatigue that comes with sadness, depression and grief.All of the time that has gone into expecting this hour, now collides in a series of making plans, settling all the necessary affairs, preparing one's own spirit and disposition for what is soon to come.

OVERMEDICATION ISSUES FOR ELDERLY

Look for the Obvious Over-medication issues are common in the lives of our elderly loved ones. They happen more often in nursing homes, but they can still happen with elders living at home and/or being cared for by a caregiver.// The most important issue for seniors concerned about over-medication issues is to look for the [...]

WHY FACEBOOK IS LOSING ITS APPEAL

To be sure there are some attractions and residual appeal left to visiting Facebook. But, and that's no small but, there is much about it that is addictive and just downright tiring. I suppose for some, younger and generated by fascination, that is the hallmark of much of what comes through on the largest blog there is, it maintains its appeal. For others, of us who have "been there, done that" Facebook represents a fad of sorts that holds attention by its various attention getting methods. No longer so, for others of us.Increasingly, at least in conversations, I am discovering how many are dropping out and leaving the mystique, if that is what it is, of Facebook behind. There is enough "sameness" about it that leads to, well, nowhere, that many are beginning, in fact, to search elsewhere for stimulation

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