Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Help Offered for Tornado Victims Extended to Joplin Area

Due to the slow process of cleaning up and rebuilding, Myra L. Katz & Associates, Inc. is extending its offer to businesses damaged or destroyed by the St. Louis and Joplin tornadoes and are challenging other businesses to follow suit. 

We are providing you with an opportunity to put your best foot forward while rebuilding.  A $500 credit will be applied towards the cost of interior design services, helping to jump start your business.  Let us assist you with the selection of interior finishes, furniture, upholstery and artwork.  We realize that this will not make-up for the devastation and losses you've suffered, but we would like to help you make the best of a bad situation.  It could finally be your opportunity to tie your business interior to your brand.  Whether corporate, financial, healthcare, senior living, hospitality or retail, we have the experience and capabilities to create an interior that will improve your bottom line. 

If this offer pertains to someone you know who will benefit from our services, please pass this information along.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What Should a Caregiver Who Is Diagnosed with Dementia Do?

(Source: Alzheimer's Daily News and

If you are a caregiver of someone with dementia and you feel that you, too, are showing signs of the disease, what do you do? This isn't as uncommon as you may think, since at least three circumstances that increase one's risk for Alzheimer's are at play here.

The first is that many caregivers take care of spouses, and likely fall into the same age group. Since age is a big risk factor for dementia, your risk has been increasing over time as you've cared for your mate.

The second factor is genetics. If there is a history of early on-set Alzheimer's in your family, and you are caring for that parent, there is a chance that you, too, carry that gene.

The third factor is stress. While stress can cause dementia-like symptoms without being dementia, studies show that stress hormones can actually contribute to the disease.

If you are diagnosed with dementia, it's important to take these steps while you can still think clearly:
  • Make sure that adult children or other trusted parties have the ability to help you.
  • Begin making lists and notes. These should be for your own use and those who may be caring for you and the other person with dementia.
  • Contact your local Alzheimer's organization.
  • Prepare to hire in-home help.
  • Work with the person you have chosen to be your Power of Attorney for finances.
  • With family members, tour assisted living facilities with memory units.
  • Beware of denial.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How Entrepreneurs Can Get The Most Out Of A Co-Working Space

By Deborah Sweeney, MYCORPORATION, August 4, 2011

Watch this space- it could become your next coworking commune. And it’s being built exactly with that purpose in mind.

A couple months ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on creating the perfect office. The perfect office was less focused on perfection and more on how to open up a space to inspire an imaginative environment that increased productivity at the workplace. Four design firms were challenged to create this kind of environment, preferably for the midlevel executive. Sort of like the Project Runway for the corporate world. True to form, the designers made it work- finding that certain elements of the office were kicked to the curb (filing cabinets, plaques on walls, gigantic desks) and others were reintroduced and heavily used to create a modern and engaging atmosphere (glass walls that slide open and shut, wireless technology capabilities, virtual fishbowls).

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How the Office Is Evolving

The traditional office space is in the midst of its most dramatic shift since it was rocked by the creation of the cubicle more than 40 years ago. Driven by new communication technologies, the globalization of supply chains and an increased emphasis on real estate cost reduction, we've seen a massive change in the way people work. The "New Office" is an airport lounge on a tablet, a midnight video call on the kitchen counter, a shared table at the office or a collaboration pod for ad hoc meetings. These new workspaces create fresh
challenges for IT departments and technological demands from today's workforce - from new productivity tools to broader communication and collaboration solutions.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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With the cost of healthcare insurance and nursing homes skyrocketing for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other disabilities, how can you provide the best quality of life for your loved one?