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There are many things that caregivers can do to help themselves and their loved ones prepare for any type of emergency or disaster, but it is best to be ready well in advance, before a dire situation arises. more

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In most parts of the country, the long-anticipated summer days also mean the coming of the much-dreaded storm season. From thunderstorms to tornadoes, and hurricanes, weather is as unpredictable as a loved one suffering from memory loss more

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Do not enter a building if you smell gas. Call 9-1-1. Do not light a match or turn on lights. Wear waterproof boots and gloves to avoid floodwater touching your skin. more

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If you’re among America’s 54 million caregivers, knowing how to evacuate a loved one or how a loved one can take shelter during an emergency may not be as easy as just stepping out a door, or crawling out a window, more

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Much of the time, those for whom we are caregivers live in our home, and so the physical act of preparing for a storm’s onslaught is not noticeably different than if that person were not present; however, it’s the intangibles that add to the stress. more

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The days after any storm are when so many lives are lost, so I ask our friends in the affected areas to remain vigilant and safe. more

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If you or a loved one have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures and extreme storms, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to manage diabetes. more

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As hurricane season begins, it is a good idea to prepare your home with essentials such as extra water bottles, flash lights and non-perishable foods. more

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If you are in an evacuation zone, your supplies should be portable and manageable.  Depending on the health condition of your loved one, you may already have information on where to go. more

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