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TIPS & INFO FOR SENIOR HOME CARE GIVERS:
CNN has an interesting article on vitamins and herbs that can harm you or your aging parents. Per @ArthritisUpdate. I found this especially interesting as the #1 item was St. John’s Wort. I took that several years ago for PMS. I did not sleep, literally, for three days! When I figured out St. John’s Wort was the only thing new and quit taking it, I was finally able to sleep – the NEXT day! The frustrating thing was that I had researched it before taking it but there just wasn’t that much info out there – it was in the early days of the internet. Please understand, I have heard that it can work well for some people. BUT IT, like any other medication or over the counter product, should be tested carefully and well-discussed with your doctor. And be sure to discuss with your aging parents anything like this that they may have started taking and not thought to mention to you or their doctor.
Here are some excellent tips on giving a bath to a senior home care parent with Alzheimer’s Disease. Per @wecaresenior who has a great article of her own on helping our aging parents with just a little extra light!
Tips to meet daily challenges – Alzheimer’s Disease. Per @Carebuzz
GREAT RESOURCES FOR GRANDPARENTS:
Sparky’s Back-to-School Safety Tips. Good to share with your grandkids. Per @TinaFightsFire.
Encouragement: Now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in You! Ps. 39:7
ThinkFun is a an interesting educational game site I found at And Twins Make 5. ThinkFun lets you “test drive” their games before buying and their games look both fun AND educational. My favorite kind! Do take a peek at both these fun sites, and while you are at And Twins Make 5, join me in leaving a comment to try to win one of ThinkFun’s games. 🙂
Useful Resources for Grandparents Helping With Homeschooling Programs:
A blog carnival with lots of interesting posts for those working with any kind of homeschooling programs AND its got some fun juggling info as well.
One more interesting blog carnival with info for homeschooling programs AND some adorable cat photos 🙂
SANDWICH GENERATION / BABY BOOMER GENERATION INFO & ENCOURAGEMENT:
“Only 1 review on brand new Keen Emily shoe over at @zappos but it’s awesome! Super shoe!” Per @BarkingDogShoes who is my favorite shoe resource writer. She struggles with some of the same painful feet issues I do, so I appreciate her reviews of shoes she has actually test driven! And I, too, love Keen shoes! I have a pair of Keen sandals that I love and I am going to break down and get a pair of their nice dress shoes for church this fall/winter! Then I can look nice AND not have such painful feet.
Don’t know what it is about penguins. They’ve been in the news a lot and they’re just sooooo cute you can’t help but smile even on those tough caregiving days! 🙂
Encouragement – May those who love Your salvation always say, “The Lord be exalted!” Ps 40:16b (NIV)
Bcelebrated is a brand new Twitter friend of mine with a very interesting site. According to their website, Bcelebrated gives you the ability to: Create your own autobiographical memorial website; Automatically email your community when you pass away; Write password protected private messages for loved ones; and Leave a permanent site where your friends and family will celebrate your life. I am planning on giving them a good test drive in the next couple of months BUT they are currently celebrating Senior Citizens Day with with FREE lifetime memberships at Bcelebrated.com thru 8/25. Just enter code SENIOR. As you know, FREE is always one of my favorite ways to SAVE MONEY! So I definitely wanted to pass this info on to you in case you would like to take a test drive as well. Just in case you are as busy as me, 8/25 IS TODAY. So if you want to take advantage of this great deal, hop over there ASAP 🙂
Buzz Aldrin to accept Emmy for NASA moon broadcast. As a proud member of the Baby Boomer Generation, I say HOORAY 🙂 . Per @_Spock_.
I loved the story in last week’s Upwords by Max Lucado. I hope it gives you a smile as well. 🙂
Twitter Tech Tips
TWEET IDEAS: 13 Things to Do on Twitter Besides Tweet. per @VickiElam
10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets per @mattkeegan
And finally, ending on a “sweet note,” Karen Kingsbury is one of my favorite authors! She is now on Twitter and has a fun contest for those who sign up to follow her @KarenKingsbury . In fact, she also has a couple of other fun contests at her website – KarenKingsbury.com 🙂 Have fun!