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Every 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. That means, in the time it takes to listen to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven (8:02), the Red Cross is rolling out to help a family whose home is damaged by fire or a city devastated by a tornado.
A closer look at the Red Cross reveals this organization is about much more than disaster response and blood drives. Continue reading
Blog: Keeping it Together When Your Child is Chronically Ill
When your child is diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or cystic fibrosis for example, your world is suddenly like the inside of a snow globe... everything is moving in a flurry of activity and constant change. But eventually, when the fear and panic subside and your child's condition is more or less under control, you as a parent are left with the task of guiding your family's return to "normal" life. Continue reading
By now, most of us who made New Year's resolutions have already tossed them. Let's face it -- change is hard. Old habits are tough to break.
But what if there was a way to improve your 2016 without having to starve yourself, work out or even break a sweat?
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For people suffering from dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease, activities can be critically important. Success with activities means pride, amusement, staying engaged with life and people, and even remembering bits and pieces of identity.
Although dementia and Alzheimer’s are different, there is substantial overlap between them. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association states that 50-80 percent of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s. Whatever the source of your loved one's dementia, take these tips about activities to play with someone with Alzheimer's and make them work for your situation.
Holiday shopping can be a challenge under the best circumstances, but when you're shopping for someone with a chronic illness, finding the right gift can feel impossible. Don't let your frustration get you down! It's easier to spread love and cheer than you think. Here are some awesome gift ideas for people with serious medical issues:
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