Where to begin…? Like many of you, wife Leah and I are homebound on our ridge top in Tesuque, safe, well fed and basically healthy for now…as far as we know. We count our many blessings as we are trying to be compliant with all the new guidelines, following recommended precautions, and only going outdoors…

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By Heather Imhoff MSW, LMSW Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. Notable changes in an aging person’s…

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At some time, you will feel concern or even fear that your parents should no longer drive an automobile. This is one of the most important deliberations, considerations and possible actions you will probably face as the family caregiver. A person’s age is not and should not be the reason for taking away the car…

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The UN defines volunteerism as a basic expression of human relationships: the need people have to participate in their societies and to feel that they matter to others. Volunteering creates social relationships that are intrinsic to the work and are critical to individual and community wellbeing. The ethos of volunteerism is infused with values such…

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As a family caregiver, you play a vitally important role in the life of your aging loved one—a role that can also be overwhelming, exhausting and sometimes thankless. As our gift to you this season, and as an encouragement for all of the good work you are doing, we asked professional Home Instead Senior Care® Caregivers to…

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Falls Prevention By Ben Thomson, M.A., HHP Please do not try the following activities without the direct, in-person guidance of a certified instructor. Author is not responsible for any illness or injury resulting from these practices. A few days ago I lost a loved-one to complications resulting from a fall. I am inspired to write…

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