In This Issue
FEATURED ARTICLE: Memories Impact How Alzheimer's Patients Think, Feel and Act
Five (5) Lessons About the Way We Treat People! (Part 3)
Tips for Flu Prevention this Season
The Gift of Humor
Reduce Your Risk of Being Scammed
Kudos From Kelly
Providers We Love
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Photos in top banner: Grace and Matt Dolan at the Zoo; Lillian Krumenacker cheesing for the camera.

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New people:

Makhosazane P (PEARL) Mhlongo
(Thanks Tula!)

Cassius Mainza
(Thanks Pearl!)

Anna Chirchir
(Thanks Evelyn)

Crystal Nelson
(Thanks Marva!)

Regina Gogoe
(Thanks Antoinette!)

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Photo: Luenda's daughters Richelle 18 & Cheeba 13
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Featured Article:
Memories Impact How Alzheimer's Patients Think, Feel and Act

By: Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room
Alzheimer's caregivers can have a profound influence on the emotional state of individuals with living with dementia. In short, while patients living with Alzheimer's disease might not remember recent events, they can still remember how events in their lives made them feel.

I hope you will take the time to read and absorb the information in the research summary presented below. This is both good and important new for caregivers and those in the healthcare industry that work with patients living with dementia.

It is my belief that each and every action we perform as caregivers has a cumulative effect on the behavior and mental well being of our loved one's living with dementia. 

Read the full article       


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Five (5) Lessons About The
Way We Treat People! (Part 3)

3. Third Important Lesson - Always remember
those who serve

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.

By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.

"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.

The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.  ■
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 Tips for Flu Prevention this Season

Flu season typically runs from October through February, and because of the risks to the elderly, senior flu prevention is especially important. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year more than 200,000 people will be hospitalized because of the flu, and 36,000 of them will die. Seniors in their seventies and eighties are at higher risk from the flu than seniors in their sixties, because of declining immunity to illnesses as they age.
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 The Gift of Humor

"If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor." - A comment on exercise.

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died September 4 at age 81, leaving behind gems like that one.

Famous for quips like "I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was, 'The man goes on top and the woman underneath.'  For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds,"

She was a trailblazer for women in comedy. Rivers started out performing stand-up in the late '50s and eventually became a household name with regular appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. You can also thank her for making "who are you wearing?" An acceptable question as the host of E!'

Always irreverent, and also self deprecating in her humor, few escaped her keen observations. She was rich in friends and admirers from many cultures, different racial and economic backgrounds, and of all ages.

In a world filled with entertainers who play it safe, she was a unique risk taker.  She was indeed one of a kind.  To say she will be missed by many is an understatement. ■
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 Reduce Your Risk of Being Scammed
 By: Rick Banas

Here was a recent story in the news about a couple in their 80s who had been scammed out of their life savings. Over a period of time, the couple had been bilked out of more than $100,000 through what is often called the Granny Scam.

Scammers using the Granny Scam often target seniors with calls that wake them up in the middle of the night posing as a grandson or granddaughter in trouble. A common ploy is for the scammer to say they are in trouble because they were stopped and arrested for drunk driving. They need to have money wired to them.

What is amazing is how much personal information the scammers have about the individual they are impersonating.

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Kudos from Kelly


 KUDOS from Kelly 

  by Kelly McNamara


Luenda Edwardson: Luenda has been with us for nearly a year. How time flies!  Lola, one of our favorite caregivers, now very busy with school, referred her to us.

Luenda had recently lost a client after an assignment of several years.  We quickly put her to work....on night shifts, on some fill in day shifts, with a wide assortment of clients with varying needs and temperaments.

Continue reading about Luenda

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We are privileged to have received referrals from and be able to coordinate care with many Assisted Living facilities, rehab facilities, and Medicare Home Care and Hospice agencies. Our growth is in large part due to the trust the staff in these organizations have put in our caregivers. We are likewise impressed with them and we are committed to referring to them on a regular basis

Weatherby and Associates, PC, Bloomfield,
CT North Haven, New London, and Stamford

Specializing in comprehensive elder care services. 

The attorneys at Weatherby & Associates, PC have a unique approach that goes above and beyond what most people expect from a law firm.  Their goal is to help their clients live as well as possible, as long as possible, and as much as possible where they want.  They establish long-term relationships with their clients and their clients' families so they can maximize their resources and deal with the inevitable changes in their life circumstances.

 About Always There Home Care

Always There Home Care provides compassionate, dependable and professional one-on-one care for seniors who need assistance in the comfort of their homes or residential care communities.  Services from highly qualified and trained caregivers range from companionship, meal preparation and incidental transportation to personal care, medication management and RN-directed case management. Available 7 days a week, services range from a few hours a day to 24-hour care.

Always There Home Care understands that every situation is unique and creates individualized care plans to help improve a client's quality of life.

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Our caregivers 


Our caregivers are totally committed, highly qualified and carefully selected individuals who are personally and thoroughly screened, bonded and insured. Most are Certified Nurse Assistants or Home Health Aides. Most importantly our caregivers are dependable and extraordinarily caring of others. In addition to their previous experience, our caregivers receive continuous training that includes dementia, hospice care, home safety, nutrition and other topics related to seniors. These highly qualified and trained caregivers are ready to help you and your loved ones with a variety of daily activities such as:

Personal care   /  Meal planning and preparation

Transportation to doctor appointments and other errands

Caring companionship   /  Light housekeeping

Medication reminders  /   Information and referral services   

Our personalized, nurse- supervised services are available 7 days a week and can range from a few hours a day to 24 hour and live in care.

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For more information or service needs, call 24 hours a day at: 800.348.0485 or visit

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