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Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

Memory Loss or Dementia: How to Tell When It's Something Serious

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The forgetful senior who is looking for his phone while it's in his hand or who loses the name of a place mid-sentence is a common stereotype, and it is sometimes even used to poke fun at the trials of getting older. Jokes about memory loss and aging fill birthday cards and television shows, but beneath the gags is the worry that these lapses point to something more serious. It can be difficult to identify the line between normal age-related memory loss and early signs of dementia, especially if you are a caregiver and want to be on the lookout for signs as early as possible for treatment and intervention. 

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Helpful Tax Preparation Tips For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgDepending on the taxpayer, this time of year can be dreadful or welcomed with open arms. Either way, tax season is upon us and there is work to be done. So here are a few tips for seniors ready to prepare and file their taxes.

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Safe Exercise For Seniors: 5 Tips To Consider

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgGetting regular exercise is great for people of all ages, including seniors. If you are enjoying, or approaching, your golden years, and you want to start an exercise regimen, you are definitely embarking on a journey that leads to tremendous benefits. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind that will help you make sure your exercise routine is both safe and effective.

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The Importance of Activity for Seniors: Monitoring Couch Time

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Man-Watching-Television-LR.jpgIt is easy for anyone to lose track of time while they are sitting on the couch and enjoying their favorite movies or television shows. However, just like the younger generation, it is important to monitor the amount of time seniors spend sitting on the couch being inactive. While relaxation is vital for everyone, make sure that you set limitations for your loved one, and communicate those limitations effectively and so both you and your senior friend or family member is happy and on board.

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Managing Seasonal Depression This Fall And Winter

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 12, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), sometimes called seasonal depression or winter depression, affects seniors and millions of other Americans every fall and winter. Thankfully, there is much that can be done about it. And since we have reached the time of the year when we get a lot less of that bright sun we love, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Can Sleep Apnea Lead To Alzheimer's Disease? A New Study Suggests The Possibility.

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease are common in the U.S., especially among seniors. A recent study suggests a connection between the two. Here are some facts about each illness, and information about the possible link.

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Diabetic Seniors: Do The Pumpkin Mashed Potato

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Diabetes affects 25-percent of senior Americans age 65 or older, according to the American Diabetes Association. Just because you have diabetes, doesn't mean your taste buds have to sit on the sidelines this holiday season. Pull up a chair and enjoy a delicious bowl of pumpkin mashed potatoes with your Thanksgiving meal. Here's how to make it: 

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6 Benefits of Multi-Generational Housing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

One-size-fits-all doesn't apply to family life, so there are many types of households in the U.S. However, one specific type, the multi-generational household, is definitely on the rise. What is it and why is it becoming more and more common? For starters, Pew Research defines it as "a household that includes two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren". As for the benefits, here are 6 reasons many seniors and their families are glad to take advantage of multi-generational living.

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Best cities for seniors who enjoy winter

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Organizations, business magazines, and realtors produce many lists of great places for seniors to live -- and they are all heavily weighted in favor of places where winter is a word, not a season to be experienced. The following places have a real winter season and are great places for seniors to live:

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5 Tips to Help Keep Your Senior Safe From Wandering

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 26, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Caring for a senior parent who suffers from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia is a lot of hard work. A major source of anxiety is the thought that their decline in cognitive function can cause them to leave the safety of their caregiver, otherwise known as wandering. Although it is a scary thought, there is much that you as a caregiver can do to keep your dear one safe. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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