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A Caregiver’s Guide to the Holidays

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 6, 2016 11:30:26 AM

 

There's no doubt about it; holidays are a particularly difficult time for caregivers. While the holiday season brings joy and happiness, it's colored with sadness, nostalgia, and stress for those caring for people with Alzheimer's. According to the National Institute on Aging, someone develops Alzheimer’s every 60 seconds, and there are over 5 million Americans currently living with the disease.

During the holidays, caregivers often feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with their routine tasks and celebrating the season with friends and family. It's not easy to maintain traditions, make the holidays special and balance caregiving responsibilities.

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Topics: Holidays, Caregiving

What to Buy Your Senior For Christmas

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 1, 2016 9:18:32 AM

 

The Christmas season is a magical time that makes us reminisce about childhood memories. Seniors are no different! While the reason for the season is not about presents, it is rewarding to give gifts and “make someone’s day”. Seniors are sometimes difficult to buy for, so we’ve put together a list of suggestions to help you find the perfect gift for your loved one!

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Topics: Senior Living, Holidays

How to Celebrate the Senior Citizens in Your Life

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

 

August 21st marks National Senior Citizen’s Day – officiated by Ronald Reagan in 1988 as a way to celebrate and recognize the lives of our nation’s seniors. This official day created a way to acknowledge a generation’s lifetime achievements, sacrifices and contributions they made to their communities, families and country. While many honor mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, every day through little gestures – today is the day to go above and beyond for the elders in your life.

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Topics: Senior Living, Holidays

  

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