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20 Questions to Ask your Grandparent

by Beth Logue

Consider this: Your grandparents did not grow up in a time where documenting every detail was common place.  At best they may have kept a diary, but the constant information and documenting of today's internet-centered world is a relatively new concept.  The only way you can unlock this information is by enriching your relationship with your grandparents while you have them, and by asking them about their lives.  Getting started can sometimes be a bit daunting, so here are 20 questions to jumpstart the conversation...

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Celebrating the Holidays with Dementia

in Caregiver Support, Healthy Living, Memory Care

Familiar carols herald the approach of the holiday season, but for families who have a loved one with dementia the holiday season can be a double sided coin.  It could be a holiday that sparks memories filled with happiness and joy; a time to celebrate life, family and traditions; a time when Alzheimer’s or a related dementia takes a “back seat”.  Unfortunately, this season of Thanksgiving can also be filled with sadness, loss and an underlying sense of dread as treasured family traditions may no longer be recognized or remembered by someone with dementia.

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Veteran Serves in Communications

by Newhaven Court at Lindwood in Veterans

Harry Cochran served in the U.S. Army for 9 years, 1964-1973, and was in Vietnam twice.  “We shouldn’t have been there, no one should have.  Even the government officials thought so.” ...

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Veteran to Peacock Farmer

by Magnolias of Chambersburg in Veterans

Veterans are very important to Magnolias of Chambersburg as we have several in our family of residents here.  The life stories of our veterans are all very special and significant, like Harold.  Harold is an 85 year old Veteran of the Korean War where he served in the Air Force as a Tech Sergeant Officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico...

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Veteran to Surveyor

by Colonial Courtyard at Bedford in Veterans

Don was 18 years old when he was drafted into the military.  A little nervous, but not scared!  He was keeping his future in mind, and as a GI he could get a FREE education, which was exceptional, especially when he was a young gentleman living in Central PA without great means to live...

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