As a caregiver, you want to take precautions against identity theft for yourself and your loved ones.  Stealing a senior's identity and destroying their credit is rampant. There are phishing scams, where the thieves present themselves as representatives of charities or sweepstakes giveaways, and telephone scams that specifically target seniors, where they claim to be from a bank or credit card company, and even the I.R.S.  Her...

If you are a victim of identity theft, the first thing you need to do is file a police report. You can file a report at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at IdentityTheft.gov, or you can call them at the Identity Theft hotline, 1-877-438-4338 or or TTY 1-866-653-4261. Next you should contact the three major credit report bureaus, Equifax, 1-888-766-0008, Experian 1-888-397-3742  and TransUnion 1-800-680-7289. You also need to...

In a series of three videos, Dara Rose talks about her personal experience with identity theft and how it impacted her life. Look for her next video, soon.

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. According to Bankrate.com, 41 million Americans have been the victim of identity theft. Think tank Privacy and American Business says the number is more like 44 million or 1 out of every 5 adults. Each year, t...

Thursday, December 6th

8:30 am – 4 pm

Atlanta, Georgia

Being a caregiver is a noble and needed profession.  Caregivers are in the arena showing up, giving of themselves and fighting the battle.  They are the doer of deeds and sometimes in the midst of living wholeheartedly they become discouraged, worn out, burnt out and struggle with compassion fatigue.  If you are a caregiver this workshop was designed specifically for you.  As...

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. From research to education, prevention to diagnosis, and treatment to recovery, we provide support to everyone impacted by cancer. Together with millions of supporters, we empower communities worldwide to join us.

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Older people want to live their lives to the fullest as long as they are able. They don’t want anyone to assume their judgment is impaired just because their mobility is declining. Older adults are usually willing to make life easier on others, but not at the cost of their independence.

If you make the decision to become a caregiver to an elderly person and have them move into your home, a new dynamic occurs. You are now if cha...

According to the CDC, In 2010 there were over 5,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the number is expected to rise to over 14 million by 2050. In a 60 Minutes segment called For Better or For Worse that ran on April 22, CBS News chief medical correspondent Jon LaPook, M.D., presented a report which covered ten years of interviews with a couple dealing with being a caregiver while the disease advanced.

In the 60 Mi...

Children with cerebral palsy have mobility issues that can be addressed quite easily as they grow. When they are still very young, they are not as independent and rely on you to carry them and help them get to where they need to go. As they grow, you can make special changes that allows them feel their home is a place of comfort that provides them with a sense of belonging. Since cerebral palsy affects people differently, it’s...

While caring for a loved one, chances are you are spending a lot of time together. One activity that you can do is take the opportunity to comprise the family history so that you can actually save it in book form. There are a number of companies available that offer templates that you can use to create a family photo book that can serve as a keepsake and preserve the memory of the family for generations.

You can start by gather...

Traveling with family members who have special needs can seem a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be if you plan ahead. Today, many airlines offer tremendous service to families that need extra attention when flying. A good example of this is Delta Airlines. A few years ago, Mark Shekerow’s parents, who live in Rhode Island, wanted to spend Christmas with him in Atlanta, but Mark’s mother had recently had knee surgery...

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