Alzheimer’s and the Holidays – Travel Tips

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Holiday travel tips for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias

Traveling over the holiday season is stressful enough under ideal circumstances, but for 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's (including 69,000 in Colorado) and their families, this can be a particularly challenging time.

While the symptoms of this progressive brain disease can sometimes make travel more difficult, it doesn't mean families can't travel with a loved one with dementia and participate in holiday festivities.

Tips - Wrapping up the Holiday Season Safely

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Holiday lighting and decorations contribute to the splendor of the season but they can also significantly increase the risk of fires and electrical injuries if not used safely.   The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi) has put together a comprehensive list of holiday lighting and decoration safety tips and resources.  You can view the complete list at

5 Tips to Stay Warmer in the Winter

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Cold weather is just around the corner, and even if it is still nothing but sunlight and cool days in your neighborhood, preparing for winter now can save you money and keep you warmer when the cold air arrives. Here are some simple steps you can take now to stay warm this winter.

1. Spruce Up the Fireplace

Winter time is best time to build a fire in the fireplace and enjoy the warmth it brings to the house. But before you bundle up in front your fireplace, give it some love.

Cyber Monday - A Great Deal for ID Thieves and Scam Artists

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Cyber Monday - November 27 this year - is becoming as big as Black Friday for getting your holiday shopping done and finding amazing discounts. There are some great deals, but buyers must beware of scams and the tricks identity thieves may use.  Last week's article about protecting yourself at stores during Black Friday - and any other time of year - can be found here.

Here are some tips that will help you enjoy a safe online shopping experience: