Solutions for those Caring for an Elderly Relative

My friend Gregorio Redondo strikes a fatherly pose without much ado

As our parents and relatives age, we grow more concerned about them. How are they really doing? Are they able to care for themselves well enough? Do they need more help? How can I make sure they get the care they need? Over 42 million Americans are caring for a senior family member who needs help with daily activities, a 2009 survey by the AARP found an additional 61.6 million Americans provided at least some care throughout the year.

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How to Increase your Daily Productivity through Positive Communication


Ellen Ericson, Business Etiquette and Protocol Expert

Fall is right around the corner, and sometimes the busy whirlwind of this transitional time can cause unintentional lapses in communication etiquette. Whether meeting with your child’s teacher(s) this school year, tackling fresh collaborative projects, or communicating with new clients and co-workers, clear communication is the key to avoiding misunderstandings and to building mutual respect. Misunderstandings that arise from ineffective communication habits waste time and energy, yet the things that seem the most obvious are often the first forgotten. Fortunately, most communication faux pas can be avoided by remembering a few basic etiquette tips.

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