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

The Top Exercises For Seniors To Improve Brain Health

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors that wish to improve their brain health are often left wondering where they went wrong. That is where this helpful guide comes into play. Let's take a closer look at all of the ways that seniors can boost their brain health by making the right decisions about the activities that they choose to participate in.

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5 Signs Your Loved One May Be Suffering From Insomnia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

As seniors age, it's normal for their sleeping patterns to change. Older adults still need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night, they simply have different sleep-wake cycles to deal with than when they were younger. This causes seniors to be more tired at night, and wake up earlier in the morning. If seniors aren't sleeping all night, have trouble falling asleep, or wake up often, they may be struggling with insomnia. Between 50-60% of seniors will experience insomnia, and there are important signs to look for to determine if your loved one is suffering from severe lack of sleep.

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3 Tips on How Seniors Can Weather the Storm

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Bad weather can be unsettling for people of all ages, but it can be especially discomforting if you have senior family members. This is their golden years. It's the time in life when they don't want to spend time worrying about how the weather will impact them. Luckily, there are plenty of steps that seniors and the loved ones of seniors can take that will help alleviate any worries that could come along due to storm season. Here are three things to do. 

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Making the Most of the Outdoors: Gardening Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

We all know that gardening is great! Being outdoors on a sunny day - enjoying the feel and the smells of the natural world around us - brings physical, mental and spiritual benefits for gardeners of all ages. But just like any other activity, it make good sense to adjust our actions to stay safe and healthy. So how do senior gardeners make the most of their outdoor time? Here are a few tips:

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Can I Control My Hospital Discharge?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

When you're in the hospital, you're subject to being under their care. After a while, you may grow tired of being in a hospital room with little to no privacy. You want to go home. Getting discharged is a process that you need to know about.

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Helpful Tax Season Tips For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Is tax season the most wonderful time of the year? That depends on whom you ask. But whether we were looking forward to it or dreading it, the time has arrived for seniors to prepare and file their taxes. Here are some tips to help you do that safely and accurately.

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Trying to Find Your Long Lost Valentine? Social Media Can Help.

Posted by Michael Watson on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Throughout the years, you've known many people from your high school sweetheart to a college roommate. However, it's really easy to lose touch with these people when marriage, kids, career and daily life got in the way. With so many advances in communication and computer, it's never been easier to reconnect with people from the past even if you don't know exactly where they are at. Today, the Internet and social media make it a snap to find past loves and friends to find out how they are doing. If you're trying to find your long lost love for Valentine's Day, then here are some social media tools you can use. 

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Knowing The Difference Between Forgetfulness And Dementia

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

Although forgetfulness happens to the best of us, no matter what age, it does become more common during the senior years. And because it is so common, many people cannot distinguish between age-related memory loss and dementia. But since dementia is a serious condition, it is wise to know a few of the differences.

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Avoiding Scams: Preparing Seniors for Tax Season

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

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgIt's time to start thinking about taxes before the April 15th deadline arrives. Unfortunately, there are a number of scammers in the world that like to prey specifically on the elderly. By knowing the warning signs seniors can avoid any hassles this upcoming tax season.

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5 Great Exercises for Seniors

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

seniors_working_out_couple-LR.jpgAt every age in life, keeping fit and active can make you feel and look your best. It's especially important for seniors to prevent diabetes, heart disease, improve arthritis, cancer and much more. Regular exercise improves balance, confidence, independence, strength, and endurance. With so many great benefits it seems like a no-brainer!

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