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  • Sleep? Too much or not enough?
    Posted: 03/02/2016

      How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your health, weight, and energy. Sleep deprivation can cause memory loss, depression, a damaged immune system, or increased observation of pain. However, too much sleep can also be detrimental, making you feel tired and groggy throughout the… Read more »

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  • Personal Barriers to Caring for Oneself as a Caregiver
    Posted: 02/16/2016

    What’s the first rule in an emergency on a plane?  Put on your oxygen mask before you assist anyone else.  Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit,… Read more »

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  • The Importance of Family Portraits
    Posted: 02/08/2016

    When we were younger, our mothers made sure we had a picture of everything: our first step, our first day of school, our first date, our baseball team winning 1st place, our graduation. Our accomplishments and memories were well documented. But as we age and our own kids have flown the nest, life takes over… Read more »

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  • Exercise improves memory?
    Posted: 02/01/2016

    Researchers have known for quite a long time that exercise is good for your heart and body.  However, studies now suggest that what’s good for your body is also good for your brain, particularly in the case of older adults.  Indeed, a number of studies have provided evidence that physical exercise helps reduce age-related decline… Read more »

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  • Importance Expressing Condolences Online
    Posted: 11/23/2015

    Online condolences can be very comforting during your time of loss. Instead of friends and family merely reading about the death of a love one in the newspaper, online condolences allows you to write kind words, share memories, view pictures and even a video honoring your loved one’s life.   Many of us are moving… Read more »

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  • How to Help a Friend Through the Grieving Process
    Posted: 12/02/2014

    A grieving friend needs someone to walk by his or her side through the process. You can help by not trying to heal or fix the situation; this is a time when listening means the most. Most people are there to lend a hand right after the death has occurred, so your support will mean… Read more »

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  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Funeral
    Posted: 11/17/2014

    For most people, planning a funeral is an unfamiliar process. It’s important to select a funeral home that offers the service and pricing that fit your family’s beliefs, values, and budget. The most common mistake people make when planning a funeral is waiting to get started. Many people delay preplanning because they think they are… Read more »

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  • Personalization
    Posted: 05/29/2013

    It’s okay to bury Charlie in his bowling shirt. Telling the story of a life. It’s possible that some people still think there are some things you can do at a funeral, and some things that just might not be “appropriate.” Certainly, a funeral service is a quiet, dignified time for families and friends to… Read more »

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