Newsletter December 2010

I wanted to take this opportunity during a very hectic and busy time of year, to pause and to say thank you.  Like many of you, our Elder Caring families have faced health crises this year.  My family has as well. It is during these difficult times, that most notably for me, the kindness of strangers stands out.   More than common courtesy, which doesn’t seem to be so common any more; showing care and concern, offering a kind word, a smile  or hug, are the gifts that can make the difference.  These gestures are the true gifts  and are ours to give and they don’t cost any money.  Thank you. 

By special request, I  am reprinting  two holiday articles, The Holiday Check In article provides suggestions on how to assess how your parent is managing and A Cup of Care: A Pinch of Hope provides some suggestions on spending quality time with a family member with dementia. 

It is our hope that the season will be a time of calm and hope and that the articles provided will help you to keep the balance.

Wishing you good health and happiness this Holiday Season and peace in 2011.

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