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Foresight for Caregivers: Executing a Will – Part 1

Executing a Will – Not as easy as you think Wills, trusts, powers-of-attorney, all make life easier for caregivers when settling an estate. But that doesn’t mean it’s a quick and simple process. One executor of an estate recently shared her experience. When asked, “Briefly, what did being an executor entail?” her response was, “Briefly?[…]read more

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Caregiver Resources from ElderImpact

Sometimes it just makes sense to pass along valuable information for caregivers, put together by another source who focuses on eldercare. We recently came across ElderImpact, which shared a list of articles that might help caregivers. From ElderImpact: With more and more people joining the ranks of seniors these days, there really can’t be enough information[…]read more

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Cravaats for Caregiving

Adult Bibs Help With Caregiving In all our talk about caregiving, I thought it was worth revisiting why this topic is relevant to DinerWear®. Something we’ve heard time and time again from caregivers is that wearing a clothing protector to avoid food stains at meals means avoiding having to change clothes during the day. Our[…]read more

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Dine with Dignity – Making Food Dignified

Caring for Someone with Dysphagia Dysaphia is not an everyday word. But if you’ve ever cared for someone who has problems swallowing, you understand how food can lose its appeal. “Can you imagine not being able to eat and enjoy your favorite foods?” says Chef Gabriel Serero, inventor of the Dysphagia Gourmet food ingredient [Easy]base. With this[…]read more

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Read Out Loud to Someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Reading as an Antidote to Loneliness After my last post about Visiting Someone with Alzheimer’s, I came across this article: Reading: The Antidote to Loneliness. Find it at: Today’s Caregiver at Caregiver.com. This article, written by William McDonald, is the perfect follow up on activities to do when visiting someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. William points out how reading makes a great[…]read more

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Caregiving at Home – Parent Proofing Your House

When caregiving hits home, parent-proofing your house needs to be part of the plan. I recently had to prepare for my parents stay after my mother’s hip replacement surgery. We needed to determine sleeping arrangements, the bathroom situation, and where and how she (and dad) would spend their days. Here are some things I’ve learned[…]read more

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Taste with Tori

  Tori Woodill of Taste with Tori at CBS3 Philly protects her clothes from the dangers of the delicious BBQ sauce at Zachary’s BBQ, proving that diners of all ages could use a little clothing protection. Recently, DinerWear had the privilege to give some Cravaats to Tori Woodill of CBS3 Philly. Tori is a food[…]read more