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How to Handle Family Conflicts When Caring for an Elderly Relative

How to Handle Family Conflicts When Caring for an Elderly Relative

John was blessed with a large family. He would be the first to tell you so. Now that he is elderly — a widower well into his 80s — and has dementia, all of his children are committed to seeing that he gets the best care possible. Even though most live out of state, and the primary responsibility for managing caregiving falls to the ones who live nearby, for the most part, there have been few family conflicts.

Every once in a while though, a family member becomes upset about something and if the situation isn’t handled well it could quickly escalate.

Caregivers: Take a Moment Just for You

Caregivers: Take a Moment Just for You

As Sid Halligan slipped deeper and deeper into Alzheimer's disease, his wife Ginny realized that if she wasn't careful, she might lose her own identity. He was 73 when they got the diagnosis, and 82 when he died last January. Until the last five months of his life, which he spent in a nursing home, Ginny took care of her husband at home.

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

Where You Can Pick Blueberries in Maine

If you’re looking for a farm that will let you pick your own blueberries, you’re in luck because there are several in Maine. Most places are opening mid to late July, but some not until the first of August. If a farm has a website or Facebook page, I included a link. Otherwise, you might want to call ahead to make sure it’s open for picking. Read more ...

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Maine

Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Maine

Is there anything else quite as delicious as a handful of freshly picked strawberries? The season is here! Check out the Catching Health list of farms across Maine that let you pick your own strawberries. Read more ...

GREAND OPENING FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

GREAND OPENING FALMOUTH HERITAGE MUSEUM - SATURDAY, JUNE 22

How to Grill a Great Tasting Vegan Burger

How to Grill a Great Tasting Vegan Burger

My future son-in-law Keegan used to be a meat-eater. Now he’s a vegan. His former roommates were vegetarians and then my daughter Stephanie became a vegan, so he decided to try it as well. He felt healthier right away. Because he has an inherited form of high blood pressure he has to watch his carefully. It went down. He has more energy.

Luckily for my daughter, Keegan loves to cook. For his birthday, she gave him the perfect gift — a gas grill. This past weekend he fired it up for a family barbecue. Read more ...