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Sleep Apnea And Alzheimer's Disease, A Recent Study Suggests A Connection

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

Alzheimer's disease and sleep apnea are both diseases that commonly affect seniors living in the U.S. And a recent study suggests that there might be a connection between them. Here is some information about each illness along with a summary of what researchers found. 

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Healthy & Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Dishes For Seniors

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

It's that time of the year again! The holidays are about to kick-off and Thanksgiving is first on the list. As you heat up your ovens, reconsider your Thanksgiving menu to include some senior-friendly low-calorie options. Healthy dishes will benefit not only senior's dietary guidelines, but will also benefit the entire dinner table. Here are a few low-calorie healthy options to try this Thanksgiving!

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Take a Look at a Few of the Must-Have Senior Products

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

Safety and convenience are two of the largest concepts driving the creation of new products designed for marketing to senior citizens. With Baby Boomers, children born between the years of 1946 and 1964, aging and driving up the number of senior citizens, this sector of the population has seen an explosion of new products. As a caregiver for an aging parent or senior loved one, it's hard to know which products are worth the price tag. Does your dad need the gadget to help put on his socks? Does your mom need bumper pads in the stove to keep her from burning her arm? Here's your chance to take a look at a few of the must-have senior products.

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The Challenges Seniors Face When It Comes to Homeownership

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

Homeownership among seniors is on the rise up until the time that they’re in their seventies but drops when they lose mobility in their eighties, as per the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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Surprising Uses for Common Household Items for Caring Senior Service of Austin

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 4, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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Seven Practical Tips for Dealing with Wandering

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

There comes a point in the progression of an Alzheimer's or dementia patient's disease that they will begin to wander. They are easily confused; unaware of their surroundings and potentially a danger to themselves or others. The patient may mistake a road for a sidewalk, not recognize the face of a loved one that is trying to redirect her, and become combative. This is one of most difficult times for the loved ones and caregivers of the Alzheimer's or dementia, as it is one of the first recognizable points in the illness where the severity of the condition cannot be denied.

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When Does Medicare Pay for Skilled Rehab?

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

Seniors are able to receive skilled rehabilitation services through Medicare, but there are certain requirements that must be met. Becoming familiar with these requirements helps you plan treatment in a way that maximizes the chances of having these services covered, allowing you or your loved one to focus on recovery.

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Pet Ownership for Seniors: Is It Worth the Trouble?

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

In general, it may seem like there are mostly pros when it comes to pet ownership for seniors.

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3 Tips to Prevent Senior Isolation via Communication

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

Everyone starts feeling isolated now and then, not just seniors. There are many different ways in which you can deal with this feeling of isolation, from therapy to sports. If you have someone in your life whom you suspect might be feeling isolated, there are many steps that you can take to help them. Here are a few tips:

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How To Capture Your Mom's Legacy With Questions

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

When we look at our Moms, they may seem to have only occupied that one position forever. But the fact is that there is so much more to their personality and background than just being a mother. Why not capture that legacy by asking them some well-chosen questions? Even if her senior years have brought with them some memory loss, she can likely still recall much about her early days. Here are a few questions to get you started.

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