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The Family Caregiver

Special Programs for Special People Caregiving is an act of love.  You put so much of yourself in caring for your loved one.  In the process you lose socializing with your friends and the activities you once enjoyed.  Somehow that is not recognized.  When family and friends call, they mainly ask about the patient.  If […]

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Choices

We make decisions every day:  What are my priorities of the day?  What should I wear?  What should I eat for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner?  These are easy choices.  Sometimes, however, the decisions are weightier, and the choices are not so easy. I know a young woman who has terminal cancer.  She is happily married […]

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Communing with God

During this Covid 19 Pandemic, when church is not available to many, people have found their own special ways to communicate with God.  Does it Help?  It certainly does.  God Hears us, especially in quietness and stillness, when there are no interruptions, when you are relaxed and ready to commune. I have a neighbor who […]

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The Silver Lining

The Corona Virus has robbed us of social contact and for many has put us into financial difficulties.  It is so easy to get depressed over the situation.  However, do pity parties ever help?  Instead let’s see if we can find some silver linings. When I am driving or taking walks with my dog, I […]

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Activities For Senior Men

So many male clients who have dementia, end up isolated with their best friends being their family caregiver and the television. Studies show that inactivity and lack of socialization lead to an unhappy life and an early death. Figuring out activity for a senior male who has worked all his life, perhaps without hobbies is […]

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Memory Cafe

It is with pleasure that I’d like to give you a progress report on Memory Café.  It started in July of this year with 4 participants. It then moved up to 12 members.  Now going into November there are 19 members. Memory Café meets once a month on the first Monday of each month, usually […]

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Caregiving and Addictions

The addictions that come because of unresolved problems, unhappiness or stress is a topic we seldom think about and rarely talk about.  My friend Mary Ann was caught up in an addiction because of taking care of two loved ones at one time.  She felt like she had no life, she felt isolated and depressed, […]

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