We believe it’s important to acknowledge November as National Caregivers Appreciation Month. Chances are either you, or someone you know are caring for a loved one. In fact, the CDC tells us that more than 34 million unpaid caregivers provide care to someone age 18 and older who is ill or has a disability, and an estimated 21 percent of US households are impacted by Caregiver responsibilities. Read more
Memory function declines with age, but are you unsure if your loved one’s decline is
normal? Is it simply memory loss, or something more serious? Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s.
This chart from the Mayo Clinic illustrates the differences. Read more
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Hurricane season is upon us. Although in New England we rarely need to be concerned with hurricanes, we do have winter storms worthy of devastation. It is prudent to be prepared for a storm or other emergency. In the unfortunate event of a natural disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene. However, they likely will not be able to reach everyone immediately. There may be a time when you will need to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You may even need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Read more
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