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A package containing a Hershey's bar, Reese's peanut butter cups and a Kit Kat bar
Alzheimer's/Dementia
Diane

Alzheimer’s: How to Make Mealtimes Easier

My mother, who has Alzheimer’s, loves chocolate. She always has, as far back as I can remember. She would never buy herself just one chocolate bar, opting for the entire box instead. She went through phases. For a long time, it was Hershey Bars, which she liked to eat soft and nearly melted. When she switched to Peanut Butter Cups, she preferred them icy cold from the freezer.

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A colorful chart with various New Year's Resolutions
Health & Wellness
Diane

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

It can especially difficult for people caring for a loved one to even entertain the thought of making some resolutions, let alone keep them. If there is a # 1 New Year’s resolution for caregivers, it might be, “To be a better caregiver.” Caregiving is an all-consuming, overwhelming responsibility and if you really want to do a better job than you’re probably already doing, we suggest that, instead, you make a resolution to take better care of yourself.If you think you don’t have the time or the energy to take care of you, too, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips — little things that can make a big difference.

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Diane's husband sipping on tea beside the fireplace
Health & Wellness
Diane

Is it a cold or the flu and why it matters

My husband has had a cold for the past 10 days. It started with a runny nose and a little congestion and then he got a lumpy feeling in his throat. For several days he sneezed and sneezed and coughed and coughed.

A few years ago, I took a short nap and woke up with a sore throat and a fever. There wasn’t a place on my body that didn’t ache. I was miserable. Nothing made me feel better the first few days. Nothing. I had the flu.

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An elderly woman blowing on her hands to warm them
Health & Wellness
Diane

What You Need to Know About Hypothermia and the Elderly

Shivering is one of those amazing things our bodies do to keep us operating at top speed. It’s as if we had an internal thermostat. Too hot, we sweat in order to cool off. Too cold, we shiver to stay warm. But did you know that as we age the thermostat doesn’t always work the way it should?

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