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  • Mental Health DIY in the TIme of COVID

    With all the talk of risk mitigation amid this COVID pandemic, home improvement may seem low on your list of things to do.  But after we all have self-quarantined, maintained our “physical distance” (I don’t call it “social” distancing.)...

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  • Stranded on a COVID Island

    You remember the Tom Hanks movie where he is stranded on a Pacific Island and how he learns to adapt.  Unfortunately, Hollywood does not offer a role model for us, because we are not suggesting you resort to a...

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  • COVID-19 Scams: The Insult to the Injury

    What national emergency would be complete without scam artists taking advantage of the vulnerable?  Community health experts are telling us that older patients are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus than other age cohorts, but older citizens also are...

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  • Listen to an Astronaut about COVID-19

    A small percentage of us may be coping with symptoms of COVID-19 or we know someone who is, but all of us are coping with “sheltering in place.”  While we all at some points in our live may have...

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  • Trusted Voices on COVID-19

    The news cycle calls the COVID-19 crisis a rapidly developing story.  It unfortunately also has been one with a lot of voices and one for which we have no precedent.  I will not add my voice this week, but...

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  • One is Number One Threat to Seniors

    We’ve all had times when we desperately need our own space…time to ourselves, just ourselves.  And it’s good to retreat periodically from the frenetic work pace, the demands of family or just the congestion of living in the 21st...

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  • Helping Your Older Loved One – AND You – Avoid COVID19

    All of us here know how to prepare for a blizzard, people in the South know how to prepare for a hurricane, and folks on the Great Plains know how to prepare for a tornado. Maybe what is most...

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  • Part 2: Five Important Tips for Caregiving and Self-Care

    In my last post, I gave you some tips on distance caregiving that arguably could be called the 30,000 foot perspective on distance caregiving.  But even from afar caregiving is deeply personal and the caregiver needs to be as...

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