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Eugene - Springfield, Oregon

Sep 30, 2020, 3:46 PM
Remember the instructions you get on an airplane? In case of emergency, first put the mask on yourself and only then attend to anyone around you. As a caregiver, you need to follow the flight attendants’ instructions. Caring for a family member can be physically and emotionally stressful, so you…
Sep 26, 2020, 12:03 PM
When caring for a loved one at home, the family must become care providers, but they often lack the necessary knowledge. A care plan can help identify loved ones’ care needs and points to appropriate solutions.
Sep 13, 2020, 11:16 AM
“Expect the unexpected,” “Hope for the best plan for the worse,” “Better be safe than sorry.” We are all familiar with, and even find ourselves saying these phrases all the time. Unfortunately, we are not always prepared for unexpected disasters like the wildfires we have in our area now.
Aug 22, 2020, 5:48 PM
When we get a driver's license, it's considered a big part of becoming an adult, so losing our driver's license feels like the opposite of that. The conversation with your parent about driving is not an easy one but should not wait until an accident happens.
Aug 9, 2020, 2:37 PM
When I met Jim, he was in his mid-80s and living in an independent retirement community. However, after two hospitalizations with pneumonia and his worsening chronic lung disease, it became clear to his son that his father needed more help than what he could receive from his current living…
Aug 3, 2020, 6:51 PM
Every time I realize I forgot to do something, I say: "I think I am getting dementia." If I am forgetful at times, does it mean that I have dementia? And what is dementia anyway?
Jul 7, 2020, 12:17 PM
My mother-in-law suffers from congestive heart failure, which results in shortness of breath that limits her activity.  As her body retains fluid, her shortness of breath increases. The remedy to this problem is by taking a pill that helps the body to get read of the extra fluid (diuretic medicine).…
Dec 11, 2019, 3:07 PM
If you’re of the sandwich generation, you know that stress is a big part of your life and it affects not only you, but everyone around you. While you can’t change what is given, aging parents who need your support and young children who are still under your wings, there are things you can do to ease…
Feb 9, 2019, 2:42 PM
What if I was the main, supportive caregiver for my aging parents? What if I was the only one who took them grocery shopping or cooked their meals? What if I was the only one to...set up their medications in the pill box for the week?...Could I leave for two weeks without stressing over how they…
Nov 28, 2018, 2:42 PM
When my generation marries, only 66% of us will stay together all the way to the good, or not so good, end. My parents’ generation stayed married through thick and thin, the good, bad and the ugly. When you stay together all the way to the end, there is a greater chance that one of you will become…