Myths and Facts About the Flu

If you've ever had the flu, you know how sick you can be. Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you about avoiding or dealing with the flu was wrong. There seems to be no shortage of misinformation and bad advice when it comes to dealing with the flu or the flu shot, despite the widespread impact of the disease and the benefits of the vaccine.

Colds and Colder Weather

You’ve probably heard it a million times, “Put a coat on or you’ll catch a cold.” But did you know that cold weather does not cause colds?

National Influenza Vaccination Week

The flu. Ugh. Every year, this contagious respiratory illness rears its ugly head. It can cause mile to severe illness, but the serious outcomes of a flu infection can result in hospitalization or even death.

Healthy Thanksgiving Meals Made Easy

Thanksgiving tends to be a time for over-eating, and for many aging loved ones, over-eating can be more dangerous than filling. In fact, the average American consumes an average of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone!

So Much to be Thankful For

Can you believe it’s already Thanksgiving? It seems like this fall season is flying by. With all the hustle and bustle and preparing and baking, it can be difficult to remember the true meaning of this holiday.

Simple Ways to Say Thank You

With National Family Caregivers Month, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving, there are so many reasons to be thankful this month.

Ways to Connect with Other Family Caregivers

November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month. When you spend your days caring for someone, it can be difficult to meet new people. Sometimes you need to talk to others who do what you do, and understand the challenges and triumphs that you face.

Learning to Take a Break!

Dealing with the unique and constantly evolving challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia takes its toll on every family member, especially the primary caregiver.

Explaining Alzheimer’s to Children

Alzheimer’s and dementia can be difficult for anyone to understand, but for children, understanding why grandmom or granddad doesn’t remember their names can be devastating.

Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

While memory loss can be a normal part of aging, how do you know what’s ‘normal’ and what might be a sign of something more significant, like Alzheimer’s or dementia?

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