Monthly Archives: August 2018

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When you need an energy boost, August 27, 2018

When caregiver fatigue strikes, many of us reach for caffeine. Whether it’s coffee, cola, chocolate, or an “energy shot” drink, the effects are immediate. Like a reliable friend, caffeine seems to help us keep going. Pros and cons Studies have shown many benefits from caffeine. It can enhance performance. It increases productivity and elevates mood. […]

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Thanks to Teresa Boring for 5 Incredible Years!, August 27, 2018

Teresa started her journey with DLEA in July 2013. This is her DLEA story… I got my Master’s degree in social work with a focus on aging and learned a fantastic amount through this program, including hearing for the first time about care management. I was also involved in various internships and seminars that allowed […]

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Safe traveling for older adults, August 20, 2018

If Mom or Dad has summer vacation plans, be aware that older bodies are more vulnerable to the stresses of travel. Begin with a pretrip appointment with the doctor. Suggest a meeting with the physician 4–8 weeks ahead of the vacation. Ask the doctor to assess overall health for travel. Heart and lung issues are […]