The holiday season can be a time of joy and reunion for many, but for others it can be emotionally difficult. The loss of a loved one can cause the holidays to evoke sadness, loneliness and emptiness. “Holidays can be stressful and adding the loss of a loved one can make it worse,” Thomas Pepler, Director of NARMC Hospice of the Hills and Home Health services, said. “The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. After losing someone close to you, you may not feel
This week, many families will pack up and hit the road- some traveling from state to state- to enjoy time with their loved ones on Thanksgiving. When traveling with young children, it is important to keep vehicle safety in the forefront of your mind. “An estimated 46% of car and booster seats are misused in a way that could reduce their effectiveness,” Skipper McCormick, APRN, said. “That is why this topic is so important, especially during the holiday season when so many fam
It is Fact Friday! Did you know that November is National Alzheimer's Disease and Family Caregivers awareness months? Here are some helpful hints for caregivers: As the disease progresses, the person with Alzheimer’s gets younger in his mind. Let him talk about childhood, school, etc. Just ask, “How old are you?” (Ignore the gray hair and let him be young again) Bring a picture of yourself at an early age. Use your imagination when you watch the birds or look at flowers.