SENIOR HOME CARE:
Here’s an interesting article about one family’s struggle to find the correct diagnosis, which turned out to be Alzheimer’s Disease. Per @ALZHEIMERSread
The goal at Parkinson’s Disease News is to provide coverage of all significant new research, reports, books, and resources concerning Parkinson’s Disease. Per @ParkinsonPD
Beyond Coping: Mastering the Art of Joyful Caregiving. This telesummit is a FREE virtual event designed specifically for caregivers of aging parents or loved ones who want to experience more joy in their role of a caregiver. Dates include July 28th, 30th, August 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th with free replays available to those who have signed up.
Simplifying Senior Care – AARP’s Doughnut Hole Tool.
How to e-mail Grandma if she doesn’t have a computer. Per @CarolMarak
If you, like me, are enjoying the blessings of twins included in your grandkid count, I bet you’d enjoy @TwinHappyJen’s Twin book. You can win a free copy, “Two Snowflakes,” just by leaving a comment at her site, TwinHappyJen.
Many states have SALES TAX HOLIDAYs coming up in the next few weeks. That’s when you can buy school supplies, computers, and school clothes for your grandkids TAX-FREE! Couple that with the great back-to-school sales going on and it’s definitely one of the great ways to save money this summer – a major help for a grandparent’s budget! Keep your eyes peeled for the announcements at various stores, in the local newspaper, and/or at the website for your state. Per @invisibleillwk
For those grandparents whose grandbabies are being breastfed, you might be interested to know that the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. Per @SarahStewart
SANDWICH GENERATION MISCELLANEOUS:
Ways to Save Money on Books – Truthbomb Apologetics has a free E-Book Library with some good resources, both religious and secular, including many full books.
Hurry to Family Doctor Magazine to take advantage of their money-saving, limited-time offer for a free issue of My Family Doctor, a health magazine written mostly by doctors.
We in the Sandwich Generation need to remember to drink plenty of water during these hot summer months, as well as remind our aging parents and young grandkids to do so. Per @dakimbrainfit
Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time. Author: Dale Dauten via @LilliJ
Seniors for Living has a terrific resource for those of us in the Baby Boomer Generation. 100 Ways to a Healthier, Happier, Longer Life
A brownie recipe that is DELISH from a site with a great name, Cook Like Your Grandmother! We tried it and really liked it. I will caution you, it’s very rich and a bit more on the moist side than my ultra-favorite brownies, but it was definitely a hit at the pot luck because it is so good!
A Tiny Bit of Tech:
IMPORTANT ALERT ABOUT FLASH BY ADOBE: Homeland Security Issues a Vulnerability Notice – Adobe Flash. By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment) or a PDF file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. There is currently no known fix, although they expect one this week. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), does have some (very complicated) work arounds. I have so far managed to disable Flash in Internet Explorer and Firefox and determined not to open any PDFs. There really is more I should do, but I am staying so busy with grandkids this week, it isn’t going to happen in my house. Then again, I’m not getting as much computer time in either, so that would appear to be not so bad either. 🙂
Homeland Security Headlines for the Sandwich Generation: Here’s a couple of great ways to stay on top of any known problems, freeing us up to focus on our caregiving. Two of my favorite sources of emergency information from weather to terrorism are reaching out to us via Facebook and Twitter. National Terror Alert has added a Facebook Fan Page. Become a “fan” for a chance to win prizes. Emergency Email is now on Twitter with quick headlines of high interest.
For my fellow Sandwich Generation, caregiving, and grandparenting bloggers, BlogHerald has a good article on blogging skills with lots of great links.
Pho.to is a serious photo editor with a fun side as well, allowing you to turn your photos into a cartoon, if you’d like. Great for those of us in the Sandwich Generation, fixing up photos for our aging parents, along with having a good laugh with our grandkids! Per @ShawnHussey
Picnik is also great for photo editing online free. I’ve used this extensively and it’s very easy!
Top 10 reasons for churches to Twitter. Per @curtjonestweets
Finally, if you’re traveling this summer, and want to use wifi at the airport but it’s not a free wifi airport, here’s an interesting article. Free wifi is definitely one of my favorite ways to save money when traveling! Per soultravelers3