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Coping with Grief, Lonliness and Sadness During the Holidays

For most people, the holiday season is full of many fond memories, busy schedules, and lots of celebration. After all, It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it?   This time of the year can be difficult for some. You may know relatives, friends or neighbors, who may feel lonely and a deep sense of sadness. As families age, holiday traditions change. Children grow up, and make their own holiday traditions. The house becomes more quiet. The table isn’t…

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Caregiver Moment: 6 Easy Ways to Refuel

We live in a fast paced world. Stress seems to be embedded in our lives. If you are caregiving for a loved one though, you may be taking it to a new level. Stress related to caregiving is expected. Things are often outside of your control. However, how you cope with stress is something that you can control. Learn to understand your stress, and how to refuel yourself. LifeCircles PACE makes it a priority to help caregivers assess and understand…

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30 Meaningful Moments – Ideas for creating joy with those living with dementia

  Have you run out of ideas of things to do with your loved one living with dementia? Below is a quick list of ideas to refuel your creativity.  Remember that you should match activities with someone’s abilities so that they can feel successful. It should be just right – not too hard, not too easy. Not all activities are appropriate for every stage of dementia or every unique individual. The activities listed below can be adjusted in difficulty or…

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What’s that Smell? – New research in detecting memory changes

The big D word can be scary. DEMENTIA. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many different diseases and conditions, which impact the way the brain functions. There are many different types of dementias – some professionals estimate that 80-90 different types exist. The most commonly known type of dementia is Alzheimer ’s disease. Researchers are working hard to look for tools that help people live better lives with dementias, and ultimately for cures. For many, the earlier dementia is…

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