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Updated: 2018-03-05T15:07:27.260-07:00


Alzheimers Awareness Month


How to Treat a Family Member with Dementia This Holiday Season World-renowned Expert Shares 5 Helpful TipsWhether it’s Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa – or your spouse – the “holiday quarter” can present special challenges for families with a loved one suffering from dementia. “We have an expectation that loved ones should never change from the person we’ve perceived them to be for years, but everyone changes significantly over an extended period, especially those diagnosed with dementia,” says Kerry Mills, a sought-after expert in best care practices for people with dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.“Dementia encompasses a wide range of brain diseases, which means it’s not the fault of a Grandma if she has trouble remembering things or gets flustered. Empathy for what she’s experiencing on the level of the brain will help your relationship with her. Do not expect her to meet you halfway to your world; you have to enter her world.”Spouses have a particularly difficult time coping with their partner’s dementia, Mills says. A spousal relationship is a team and is central to the identities of both people. So, while you’re paying special attention to a parent’s or grandparent’s condition, extend it to his or her spouse, she says. Families tend to have a hard time coping with a loved one’s dementia during holiday gatherings. Mills, coauthor with Jennifer A. Brush of “I Care, A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia,” (, offers tips for how to interact with a loved one – say, Grandma – whose brain is deteriorating.•  Do not get frustrated. “First, do no harm” – the excellent maxim taught to medical students, is also a great first principle for those interacting with Grandma, who may be experiencing a level of frustration and anxiety you cannot comprehend adequately. She simply doesn’t have access to certain details, but she is still a conscious and feeling person who has plenty to offer. If you get frustrated, she’ll pick up on it.•  Dedicate someone to Grandma during the gathering. Of course, loving families will want to include Grandma in the group, but be careful not to overwhelm her with attention. Her brain, which has trouble processing some information, could use assistance – a liaison to help her process things. Grandpa could probably use a break; her son or daughter may be the best handler during a gathering.•  Give Grandma purpose; give her a task in the kitchen. Keep Grandma, who may’ve been prolific in the kitchen in the past, engaged! Simple tasks, such as mashing potatoes or stirring gravy, may be best. Engage her in conversation about the food. If it’s Grandpa whose suffering dementia, include him in a group. Give him a cigar if the other men are going outside to smoke. Engage him in a conversation about football, which may allow him on his own terms to recall details from the past. •  Use visual imagery and do not ask yes-or-no questions. Again, asking someone with Alzheimer’s to remember a specific incident 23 years ago can be like asking someone confined to a wheelchair to run a 40-yard dash – it’s physically impossible. Don’t pigeonhole her. Direct Grandma in conversation; say things to her that may stimulate recollection, but don’t push a memory that may not be there. Pictures are often an excellent tool. •  Safety is your biggest priority. Whether during a holiday gathering or in general, Grandma may commit herself to activities she shouldn’t be doing, such as driving. “She’s been driving for decades, and then she develops a memory problem, which not only prevents her from remembering her condition, but also how to drive safely,” Mills says. “This major safety concern applies to any potentially dangerous aspect to life.” “Currently, there’s a stigma with the condition, but I’d like to change the[...]

Clean up Cat & Dog Stains, Odors, and Messes with Simple Green Pet Stain & Odor Removers Review & Giveaway


Have you heard about the new History Channel's minseries, The Bible yet? It will be starting on March 3, 2013 Sundays at 8PM.Here is some information about this 10-part miniseries:" From Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes The Bible — an epic 10-part miniseries retelling stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire the whole family! Where will YOU be 3.3.13? " allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="520" scrolling="auto" src="" width="420">Check out The Bible this upcoming Sunday!GIVEAWAYOne lucky reader will win a $15 Walmart gift card. Enter to win with easy entries with Rafflecopter! a Rafflecopter giveawaya Rafflecopter giveaway<a href="">You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>.I did receive a review product for this post. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thanks to the sponsor for letting me give away a prize. Simple Green is responsible for sending the winner their prize. I will in no way be responsible for a prize not received, however, I will do whatever I can to help the winner receive their prize.  [...]

Educational Insights $50 Promo Code Giveaway!


      I am happy to announce today that Educational Insights is offering a $50 Promo Code Giveaway to one lucky reader here on my site! This giveaway is a great chance to order fun learning birthday presents this year, teachers to buy teaching tools, parents to have learning games at home, grandparents to have learning tools at home for grandchildren, and etc.         Here is some information below about Educational Insights:       Educational Insights is a great store that is located in Southern California. Whether your children needs a little extra help in math, language, science, or other subjects. Educational Insights has you covered and has products in all of those subjects and more subjects to help your children learn!     Educational Insights website is easy to navigate and also has 3 different tabbed categories on their website which include products for: Parents, Teachers, and Classroom Jeopardy! I also like that you can find products easily by subjects, brands, category, and theme. This is a great store to go to if your children in your classroom or at home needs extra help in certain subjects.       Here are just a few products you will find at Educational Insights: Hot Dots Jr.TriTective 3-Word Mystery GameGeoSafari Jr. Bug Watch Sprout & Grow Window     Visit Educational Insights today and view all the fantastic products they have on hand at Thanks to Educational Insights, one lucky reader will win a $50 Promo Code to go on a shopping spree at Educational Insights!!MANDATORY ENTRY:  Like Educational Insights on Facebook and stay updated with deals, new products, and giveaways ( 2 entries)**You must do the first entry first to qualify for bonus entry. Please leave a comment for each entry! If it says 3 entries then leave 3 entries! You must be 18 years old! No PO Box addresses will be accepted! Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or have it in your profile! If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!** BONUS ENTRIES: - Enter Rachel's Educational Insights $50 Promo Code Giveaway (2 entries) - Like The Adventures of Paul and Natalie on Facebook - Like Locate Utah Homes on Facebook  - Add me on Google + . Leave your username in comment. (2 entries) - Follow me on Pinterest. Leave your username in comment. (2 entries) - Follow my blog publicly - Subscribe by e-mail. Please confirm subscription (2 entries) - Subscribe by reader (located on right sidebar) - Add my button to your site. Leave link (2 entries) - Blog about this giveaway. Leave link (2 entries) - Enter my current giveaways (1 entry for each)  - Follow @natdey on Twitter and tweet this giveaway! (1x/daily) You can copy and paste this if you'd like:#win a $50 Promo Code from Educational Insights @natdey Ends 4/22 Open to US! #giveaways Winner will be chosen by and will be e-mailed. The winner has 24 hrs. to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner on my blog. Open to US Residents Giveaway will end on 4/22/12 at 11:59 PM MSTI didn't receive a review product for this post. All opinions are solely my own. Others may have different opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. Many thanks to the sponsor for letting me give away a prize. Educational Insights is responsible for sending the winner their prize. I will in no way be responsible for a prize not received. However, I will do whatever I can to help the winner receive their prize.[...]



     Happy Thursday everyone! I'm happy to announce 2 winners today! Many thanks to the sponsors, Master Lock and MyBlogSpark for sponsoring these 2 giveaways! chose the winners for me! The lucky winners are:

# 13 Yaneri

# 194 caseyle2010 

Congratulations winners! Please contact me within 48 hrs. to claim your prize!