May is ALS Awareness Month

Besides being the month we set aside to honor mothers, May is also ALS Awareness Month. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease (named after the high-profile baseball player who was diagnosed with the disease), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The…

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Tips for Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. While most people have a general idea about the physical symptoms of Parkinson’s, not as many understand what the day-to-day challenges of those who suffer from it can look like. It’s very helpful for those who have a loved one or are caring for someone with Parkinson’s to become knowledgeable…

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Top 10 Things to Do for Spring Garden Preparation

We’ve made it through another COVID-19 winter marked by few social interactions and a lot of time spent indoors. Now that warmer weather is here and more people are getting vaccinated, things are looking up! One of the best springtime remedies for improving your health and increasing your exercise routine is working in the garden.…

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Where, When, How & Why to Get It

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently authorized the emergency use of two vaccines to prevent COVID-19: one for people 16 years of age and older, and another for people ages 18 and older. (There is no vaccine approved yet for children under age 16.) Both vaccines require two doses per person, roughly three to…

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Self-Care & Destressing Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

It’s no secret that for most individuals, stress levels have gone through the roof in recent months, as the risk of COVID-19 coupled with stay-in-place guidelines have cramped our style and turned life as we knew it upside down. While everyone certainly deserves a pat on the back for navigating through the chaos of COVID-19,…

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Ways to Engage Seniors During the Winter

‘Tis the season to stay warm, safe, and healthy – especially for our older population. The combination of navigating the cold winter months with an ongoing pandemic requiring social distancing can create extra challenges for those looking to engage the elderly. Here are some ideas of stimulating indoor activities for seniors that can be safely…

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November Marks Our 10th Anniversary of Caregiving!

This November marks our tenth year of being in business as Cahoon Care – and what a decade it’s been! Our humble origins go back to November 2010, when Margery Cahoon Parker, her sister Donna, and her daughter-in-law Carolyn Parker decided to make a difference by starting a company to meet a very evident need.…

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Signs That Your Loved Ones May Need More Help

No one knows your parents or loved ones like you do – so you will likely be one of the first to notice any decline in them that may warrant bringing in a caregiver. This last year of COVID-19 has been especially challenging in that many of us have been more isolated from our elderly…

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New Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs in New England!

September is known internationally as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, with September 21 being considered World Alzheimer’s Day. This campaign was launched in 2012 to raise awareness about dementia and to challenge the stigma that surrounds it. While the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remain a global problem, inroads are being made, particularly through groundbreaking research…

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