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As a Woman, is It Possible to Live Well With Dementia?

Submitted by Susan Dunkley 

Image Courtesy of Miranda Studios
Image Courtesy of Miranda Studios

As a Woman, is It Possible to Live Well With Dementia?

Dementia disproportionately affects women. More women than men develop dementia, and a large proportion of carers are women, in both informal and formal capacities. There is often no governmental organization or programmes to address the problems associated with dementia, either for the person with dementia or to support the caregiver. Expectations are made in many countries that families will look after older relatives, including those with dementia. This expectation often extends to it being the women in the family who takes on this direct caregiving role. There is often reluctance amongst women caregivers to access help from formal and informal support services, due to conflicts between cultural and family expectations or the ability and willingness to seek help on the part of the caregiver. Continue reading

Body Sugaring for Self-Care

Submitted by Shannon Gray 
ShannonGraySugarMeRightOwner/Operator of Sugar Me Right!

Body Sugaring for Self-Care

Body Sugaring has been around since Egyptian times, it’s not a new concept. Many people still have never heard of it. For those that are new to the idea or even new to the idea of hair removal let me provide you some information based on experience. 

What exactly is this?

We use a Sugar Paste to provide the services but there are other options too. There is strip sugar and sugar wax as well. If you’re thinking actual sugar granules then you’re thinking of a scrub not hair removal. So what’s the difference you ask… let me tell you.  
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The YWCA Is Here To Help…

Submitted by Jen Cureton YWCA Gift With Meaning

As the holidays draw near, the popular notion of a “stress-free Holiday Season” seems more and more amusing to me. With gifts to wrap and food to prepare, decorations to hang and events to attend, stress is, well, omnipresent.

For most of us, this added stress can mean we say or do things that aren’t exactly in the ‘spirit of the Holidays’.

But for women living with abuse, the added stress can mean life or death.

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