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2008-08-31 06:00:27

By Sandra J Cohen; Roger Cormier When an elder declines from physical frailty or a chronic condition, the spouse or child is drawn into the challenging, stressful role of family caregiver. The senior often waits too long to reach out for the information, guidance and support that can avert extreme stress and harm to physical and mental health. We recently were asked to offer such caregivers some tips in a community presentation. The most important tips we plan to share are: Let go of any...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'