Care - The nation's leading personal in-home care services.
Aging Parents and Elder
Care - A variety of articles, comprehensive checklists and
links to key resources.
Autism Resources - Information and links regarding autism.
Bible Study Tools
- Nurture your soul.
When life lets you down, let faith lift you up!
Bosom Buddy - Lightweight breast prosthesis for women who have had a mastectomy.
Care Guide - Day-care or elder-care
sorted by location.
Care Manager - Helps you locate
local licensed care coordinators to help resolve issues.
Care There - A portal for
home-care services and a data base of medical and legal news.
ChemoTherapy - Enroll for a free
chemotherapy e-mail to understand what to expect from chemotherapy.
Chicken Soup -
The books we all love because they are so true and inspirational.
Comfort Bath - For those caring for
someone who is ill or it could be taken camping. Soft disposable
Computer Help - Call 1-800-479-9133 for the Video
Current Catalog - Beautiful note cards so you send a special message anytime of the
Discount Surgical -
products, surgical stockings, arm sleeves, great prices.
Watch - Look up drugs your are taking for safety information.
Abuse - Prevent elder abuse - a page dedicated to helping prevent
Elder Page - Elder-care issues and community assistance locator.
Elder Web - A good overview of
regional resources for all phases of care.
Empowerment Resources - Tools for personal growth.
Extended Care - For
seniors, those who care about them, hospitals, and extended-care providers.
Friends for a Reason, a Season or a
Lifetime? - Understanding your friendships.
Learning to Forgive - A site
by Frederic Luskin to help you learn to forgive and grow as a person.
Heartsong - Maggie Davis started
an outreach to help the ill, dying and
heartsick in her neighborhood.
Her book Caring in Remembered Ways will help all those who want to see
the interconnectedness of all life.
Information on How to avoid sexual assault. Also see: May
I Kiss You?
Works - A large menu of
elder-care services from drivers and house cleaners to live-in-attendant.
Hugo Anywhere - A rolling
walker with a seat - great indoors and out. Helps your loved ones get out of the
When they get tired, they have a portable seat. May be
Internet Stalking Resources
1-800-656-HOPE A Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network co-founded by Tori
Literacy Volunteers -
Reading tutors are needed and there are training programs on teaching the
fundamentals of reading.
Jenny Craig -
Give the gift of health to a friend.
Just a Tip Sincere
Suggestions Clue Box -
sites range in price from free to a little cost of a few dollars.
They can send a gift and a hint (that you don't want to
say to their face!) to a friend or family member. People are afraid
of causing anger or discomfort in an established
relationship. This is a fun solution to sending a hint when you are too scared
to say how you feel in person.
Lifeline Systems - Affiliated with the Red
Cross and many hospitals. 1-800-Lifeline.
Life Transitions - Offers advice on issues ranging from cleaning house to paying bills.
Medicare - Benefit information.
- Internet mental health reference.
For those you need to care for.
Health Recovery - The author of many self-help books now has a site.
Metanoia - Talk to someone when you have a crisis.
Mental Health Source
Information on a specific disorder when you are caring for someone.
Mental Help -
Relationship advice and links.
My Grandchild - A site filled
with tips and tricks to spoil your grandkids and show you care.
NFCA Cares - The National
Family Caregivers Association represents family members.
Surviving Breast Cancer
Book and DVD
Be a Survivor
The Cancer Tea - Flor-Essence
This tea is brewed to make a super detox
drink you keep in your refrigerator. The tea
flushes toxins from your body.
Be a Survivor Book Review:
New Treatments in an Environment of Understanding, June 10,
"Many experts believe that Herceptin represents the future
direction of breast cancer drugs, because it targets a particular
protein on the cancer cell, rather than attacking all cells at
random. As research progresses, scientist hope to make all
anti-cancer drugs as specific as possible." ~ pg. 97
Designed to compliment the book, the DVD provides an environment
of understanding with explanations for all the procedures and
various situations that will occur after a diagnosis. New
treatments like Immunotherapy are discussed and there is an
extensive resource section with additional CD options, including a
CD-ROM program that is an interactive guide to treatment.
Helpful up-to-date information about why you may not need a
mastectomy and only a lumpectomy is encouraging and gives hope.
Radiation and Chemo is also discussed in detail. Throughout both
the DVD and book, women tell their stories and that gives a sense
of the range of experience. There are over 150 color photographs
and graphics to illustrate important points.
A variety of questions are given in each section so you know what
to ask your doctor. The stages of breast cancer are given so you
know exactly what your doctor is talking about. The main sections
Facing Breast Cancer - Your feelings, support groups, healthcare
teams and overview of treatment options.
Breast Cancer Basics - Types of Breast Cancer
Diagnosis and Staging - Tumor Testing, the Pathology Report,
Additional Tests, How Stage is Determined
Surgery - Reconstruction, Lumpectomy and Mastectomy options, Lymph
Reconstruction - Choosing a Plastic Surgeon, External and Internal
Radiation Therapy - How treatment is given, Brachytherapy
Chemotherapy - Side Effects, Common Chemotherapy Drugs
Hormone Therapy - How Treatment is Given, Who should be Treated,
Immunotherapy - Future Therapies and Herceptin
Clinical Trials - Participation Ideas and getting the newest
Life after Cancer - Emotional Recovery, Physical Recovery
The Guide for Your Partner is a special section your partner can
read. If possible, watching the DVD together would be ideal
because it explains all the basics in the book.
Be a Survivor is an excellent resource because it gives you all
the questions you need to ask and answers a number of pertinent
questions any woman will be asking the moment she is diagnosed.
Vladimir Lange, MD is one of the most respected doctors in this
field of study and this book came into being after his own wife
was diagnosed with breast cancer.
~The Rebecca Review
I can also recommend "Reconstructing Natalie" by Laura
soulcysters - Support for the
Hidden Epidemic of Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome.
Reader's Digest Site - Look up topics to
read interesting articles.
Depression - A great site to read informative and entertaining articles
about various forms of depression.
- Online seminars.
Voice Care - Call 1-800-645-3244 To help
an elderly relative remember medications and a system with a "help"
button that triggers a call from a centralized box in the home to a response
center. Peace of mind if you have an elderly parent living alone.
Volunteer Match - Find
your perfect volunteer job or see Servenet
for charity events.
- Variety of self-help topics.
Women dealing with the issues of Abortion write to: Project Young
One, 5927 Quaker Hill Drive, Racine,
WI 53406 to see a plastic model of a 11- to 12- week unborn
baby. Also look for a CD-ROM called The Choice
and a book called:
My Unknown Child
Early Warning Signs, May 23, 2006
Few, "experts" included, are identifying alcoholism
until it becomes tragically obvious. There are a number of reasons
for this potentially lethal delay in diagnosis." ~Doug
Doug Thorburn is an addiction expert who writes books about
alcohol and drug abuse. He also explains why most attempts to stop
a drinking problem fail. He explains how family members can catch
the early warning signs and save a person from alcoholism before
they lose control over their drinking habits. The book is divided
into three main sections:
Early Stage Clues
Middle-Stage or Ploy Drug Clues
These chapters discuss everything from biochemistry to poor
judgment and mental confusion. The author shows how early-stage
biology of a person who develops alcoholism motivates him in just
Throughout the book you will find examples of situations like
compulsive spending or compulsive gambling that the author
describes and explains could lead to other addictions. I think it
is possible to be a compulsive spender and never touch alcohol, so
these issues are mainly clues to addictive behavior and do not
always point towards alcoholism.
"This is a compulsion that can exist independently of
alcoholism, but rarely is it totally isolated." ~Doug
I think the clues like a person drinking heavily on an empty
stomach are more helpful for analysis. Physical symptoms like
glassy eyes point towards high blood alcohol levels but these are
often later signs.
At times this book is very helpful in identifying positive and
negative behaviors as desired by modern society. This book will be
helpful for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of life
and it could help family, friends or co-workers identify early
warning signs in order to prevent a tragedy.
~The Rebecca Review
to Do when You are Feeling Blue?