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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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Seven Extraordinary Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

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

Everyone has a bottle of apple cider vinegar sitting in the pantry. What you might not know is how versatile and useful that vinegar is for ameliorating a variety of everyday annoyances and irritations for mere pennies. Here's a list of seven extraordinary ways to use apple cider vinegar:

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How To Help Your Senior Mom Care For Her Dog

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors can derive so many benefits through pet ownership. From companionship to security, the advantages could be physical, mental, and emotional. If your aging Mom has a dog, you can likely see how much it has added to her life. But as time goes on, if things get more difficult, she might need help with pet care. Here are a few suggestions on how you can help her keep her precious pooch.

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Hydration Tips for Every Senior: On the Go or at Home

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Summer months can lead to heat which is dangerous for every senior. Hydration carries more risks for seniors even with less water loss because as you age, you carry less body water. It is important to think of ways to stay hydrated before it becomes a problem.

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3 Ways To Help Mom And Dad Avoid Senior Isolation This Summer

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

How is your summer going? Hopefully, you have completed a good chunk of the activities that you planned. This is the season to go on vacation, enjoy the sun, and just have a good time. Unfortunately, many seniors end up dealing with isolation during the summertime. Their activity level might not be enough to keep up with what everybody else is doing. And they might be sensitive to the sun. If that is the case with your senior parents, here are a few things you can do to help them enjoy this summer.

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Tools To Capture Your Senior's Legacy: Asking The Right Questions

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Because of their experience and wisdom, seniors are such a valuable source of information. But age itself doesn't create a legacy. There is a collection of moments in time that made your loved one the person they are today. Asking the right questions can give you some insight into what helped to build their strength of character.

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