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Preferred Care at Home of Virginia Beach
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"We care for those you care about."
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Caregiving Relationship —An Exchange of Gifts

“Last weekend at a caregiving conference, I met Edna and Myra. We were seated at the same table for lunch. I introduced myself and asked the ladies if they were enjoying the conference—a simple prompt which resulted in a life-giving conversation…”

Greetings one and all…
I hope ...
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There's no place like home

For Dorothy, she was as far away from home as possible. How disorienting that must have been, among witches and lions and munchkins. For those with dementia, disorientation is a daily reality, often inescapable and all-encompassing.

June 10th was Judy Garland’s birthday, and it reminded me of an...
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Tell Me A Story

When you ask a family member, “Please, tell me a story,” be prepared to sit back and be amazed!

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This morning I am writing from the sunny south. A very different environment from Denver—humid, lush vegetation, daily showers, and the southern culture. I am here with my best ...
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In Their Memory, Our Duty

This Memorial Day, join us at Preferred Care at Home as we try to give back by helping and donating to organizations that support military families.

Normandy, Okinawa, and Gettysburg were once just names of places, but through acts of great bravery, valor, and sacrifice, their grounds became...
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Gregor MacGregor's confidence trick

Gregor MacGregor earned his place in history by pulling off a confidence trick so elaborate and cruel that it led hundreds to their deaths and cost investors billions in financial losses.
On April 27, 2017, eight men from Miami were arrested for impersonating IRS agents. What they attempted to...
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Understanding Rehabilitation After Stroke

This may be the toughest challenge you’ve ever faced in your life, and the overwhelming feelings may seem like they will never end. Recovering from a stroke is hard, and for those dealing with significant disabilities, the fight to stay positive mentally and continue rehabilitation can be a d...
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Memories and Mother's Day

My daughter’s preschool hosted a Muffins for Moms morning this week. My daughter was so excited to bring me to her school. The first thing she said when she woke up in the morning was, “Happy Muffin Day, Mama!”
Upon arriving at my daughter’s school I was showered with...
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Acute Pericarditis: Here We Go Again!

As you may recall, last summer I landed in ICU due to complications associated with acute pericarditis—referred to as pneumonia of the heart. My pericardium—the sac in which the heart resides—became inflamed thus causing severe pain as well as shortness of breath. The recovery process has been sl...
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Sometimes We Need to Hibernate

I have a dear friend who is currently struggling to regain a balance between solitude and engagement. She experienced some medical issues earlier in the year which initiated a cascade of changes—including relocation.

Greetings one and all…
Another glorious morning along the Front Range. Sun...
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Inspirational Adieus

Everyone bid adieu in their own unique way. Some spoke. Some were silent. Some cried. Some were stoic. Bottomline, there was no one right way to say goodbye. Goodbye was “said” by one and all in various ways – words, reflections, and/or gestures.

Greetings one and all…
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