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Aging with Grace…

Dear Grace, I care for my father and I don’t really have any questions but instead want friends and family to know how much I appreciate their visits. Can you share some of my suggestions/thoughts on this? Thanks, Alicia Ways to support a friend or family member who is a caregiver Do not ask what you can do to help them; instead: -Plan a meal for t...

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Three DIY ways to improve your home WiFi

You don’t need an expert to tell you: America is hooked on the internet. Just try to think of the last day you didn’t use the web in some way. But you probably don’t think much about the main way the internet is delivered: through WiFi. It powers your computer at work — as well as the Facebook feed you’re discreetly ch...

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Aging with Grace…

As a follow up to the last column on the benefits of Adult Day to the participant, this week we’ll share information on the benefits to the caregiver, which are equally important to consider. Dear Grace, As the main caregiver for my husband, who had a stroke about six months ago, I’m trying to figure out how to care for him at home and still have s...

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Aging with Grace

It’s been several months since we began writing this column and it would be helpful to know how we’re doing. Do you read the column often and do you find the information helpful? Please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts; call Sue or Barb at 802.476.3630 or email pibarre@giffordhealthcare.org. Thank you. Dear Grace, I just started caring f...

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Aging with Grace…

Dear Grace, My mom is in her late sixties and seems to be feeling down lately. My dad passed away last year and she went to grief counseling and I thought she was doing okay, until recently. She seems tired all the time and is not interested in doing anything. She recently saw her doctor and her physical health is good. The doctor suggested she may...

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Aging with Grace…

As we go through this life, we often times have to make choices for ourselves and our loved ones that we wish we could avoid. We can either try to delay the decision or work through the process and come to the best decision possible. This week’s column addresses this process, which is not always and easy one. Dear Grace, I’m helping my sister Judy...

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Aging with Grace…

I recently heard from a reader dealing with a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in a loved one he cares for. Since this is a common infection for elderly persons especially those with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia, this week’s column will answer these questions and provide some addition tips and information. Dear Grace, I’m the main caregiver...

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Aging with Grace…

As we go through life, often times we are busy working and caring for others, with little to no time for ourselves. Then one day we wake up and realize we’re not in very good health, feel depressed, tired, and definitely not socially active; so what do we do now? Dear Grace, I love your column and have found it helpful on several topics. I’m caring...

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Aging with Grace…

Caregiving is a challenging and rewarding experience that at times doesn’t receive the recognition and acknowledgement it deserves. This quote seemed appropriate: “People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget How you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou Q. My husband has recently been diagnosed with Alz...

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Aging with Grace…

With the time change and our evenings staying lighter a little longer each day, this seems like a good time to answer questions related to concerns about having a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s wander away from home and become lost. Dear Grace, I’m caring for my husband who has Alzheimer’s and lately he wants to go out for walks alone more...

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