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Why Cracker Barrel is the Best

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Mar 13, 2018 7:22:51 AM

When you think of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, you might think of long drives, your grandmother, or biscuits. Cracker Barrel is off almost all exits in the south. Going on a long trip? Chances are you have seen multiple signs for Cracker Barrel.

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Top 10 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch When You Need to Pass the Time

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Mar 7, 2018 9:11:39 AM

As many of you know, Netflix and chill is becoming more and more popular every day. Personally, my favorite pastime is to binge watch a 7 season/24 Ep. show in one sitting. Now this takes time, commitment, stretching, grocery shopping prior to my binge, and shower breaks (recommended).

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9 Free Things to do in Knoxville for Caregivers and Seniors

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Feb 5, 2018 9:20:52 AM


You want to go out and do something fun with your senior.  Maybe you have more time on your hands after reading our blog about Top Seven Time Saving Tips for Caregivers.  But finding the right activity for your senior can be difficult when it seems like everything is geared for a younger more active audience or it costs money.  Don’t be discouraged though because we have put together a list of Knoxville’s best attractions for caregivers and seniors.  The best part is they are all free! 

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How to Prevent Falls in the Home: 8 Steps You Can Take Right Now

Posted by Choices in Senior Care on Dec 6, 2017 9:36:57 AM

Some people say that Fall is unpreventable. They are right of course since Summer only lasts 3 months but in this article, we are going to focus on how to prevent falls. Jokes aside, falls are a serious risk to certain people’s health. According to the National Institute on Aging, “Each year, more than 2 million older Americans go to the emergency room because of fall-related injuries. A simple fall can cause a serious fracture of the arm, hand, ankle, or hip.” Fortunately, they are often preventable if you take the right precautions. Here are 8 steps you can take to minimize and reduce you or your loved one’s chances of falling in the home.

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Just a Phone Call Away!

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Oct 3, 2016 11:10:25 AM

As an Aging Life Care Professional™, I hear from family caregivers who talk about being unsure where to turn with their unique care partnering challenges and concerns.

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How to be a Friend to Those Impacted by Dementia

Posted by Brook Dickerson on Dec 3, 2015 10:29:14 AM

For 12 years I have worked with individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in three states – Arizona, Connecticut, and Tennessee. I have had the opportunity to facilitate groups, as well as visit as a guest presenter. I had that pleasure today to speak with a caregiver support group on the topic of “Sharing the Holidays with Someone with Dementia.” During the meeting a new participant shared his “story” of his wife’s diagnosis and their journey thus far with dementia.

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