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Planning Less Stressful, More Satisfying Holidays

Thanksgiving is around the corner and the holiday season is about to begin.  We all know that holidays can be challenging, especially when celebrating with aging family members who have dementia or those who may be overwhelmed with changes in […]

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SPRING CLEANING FOR OLDER ADULTS

It’s taken some time, but spring is in the air. The sunshine and longer days are energizing, propelling many of us to do much needed spring cleaning. Removing winter clutter and freshening up is good for our physical and mental […]

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Keeping Warm and Safe as the Temperature Drops

Though we are still waiting to break out the heavy winter gear, we will probably experience some cold weather before spring arrives. Temperatures have been mild and there’s been little snowfall but it is important to remember that older adults […]

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The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

For the past several years, my daughters have been asking for gift cards for birthdays, Hanukkah, and all other gift-giving occasions. At first, I resisted. I had been taught that giving cash and gift cards was “tacky” and didn’t demonstrate […]

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Beating the Holiday Blues

We have entered the “most wonderful time of the year.”  Decorations and lights are on display, Christmas carols are playing, and there is an overall sense of holiday cheer.  For many of us, though, the season is overwhelming and the […]

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Flu and Pneumonia Vaccination Myths

Freedom recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Week by providing information on many common misconceptions about flu and pneumonia vaccinations, oftentimes deterring people from obtaining a vaccine that could protect them. Whether you are in a community housing environment or one’s own home, […]

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How to Help Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues

  For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and […]

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8 Unselfish Ways to Put Yourself First

Freedom recognizes the struggles many caregivers face when they are caring for a loved one but neglect to care for themselves. Here are some helpful tips on how to manage caregiver stress and a busy lifestyle. Eat a well-balanced diet […]

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Common Causes and Supportive Responses for Alzheimer’s Related Behaviors

This month is national Alzheimer’s awareness month and because of this Freedom would like to share some helpful response to the common causes of Alzheimer’s behaviors. Freedom recognizes the difficulty families and caregivers face when they are trying to care […]

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Assistive Products for People with Vision Impairment

When caring for a family member with impaired vision because of diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration, there are many things a caregiver can do to help. However, there are also many innovative and useful specialty products for people who have low vision. These […]