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Is It Time To Help Mom With Spring Cleaning?

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

The time for spring cleaning has arrived and if you have a senior Mom, you likely  need to help with hers as well. Here are a few tips to help you get both jobs done.

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Ten States for Seniors

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

Every senior wants the same thing in their old age - peace. Low crime rates, affordable cost of living, and quality healthcare are a few important factors when it comes to finding a place to spend one's twilight years. Peace doesn't mean that one must sacrifice excitement and/or culture, which never hurts when choosing the best states for seniors. Below is a list comprising of some of the best choices in no particular order.

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4 Tips To Help Seniors Easily Find Loved Ones Through Social Media

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Whether it is a Valentine's Day season or you have been thinking about loved ones from the past for a good while, you, like many other seniors, can use social media to reconnect with them. Here are 4 tips to help you do that.

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Is It Just Memory Loss Or Could It Be Dementia?

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

The senior years usually come with a certain amount of forgetfulness. It is so much expected that some might confuse age-related memory loss with signs of dementia, a serious condition. There are several ways to tell the difference between them. Here are a few to keep in mind.

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It's That Time Again: Tax Preparation Tips For Seniors!

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

Senior_taxes-LR.jpgThe beginning of the year is exciting for some reasons and stressful for others. Preparing and filing taxes can actually fall into both categories. It is nice if you expect a refund, but the process of getting that money can bring some stress. Here are a few tips to help seniors get through this tax season.

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3 Positive New Years Resolutions for Seniors

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

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgEvery year, people vow to make changes. This is a healthy way to approach a new year. Encourage your senior to think through possible resolutions and then encourage them to follow through. 2018 is the year to make these happen! If they need suggestions, consider the following ideas.

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Coordinating Senior Care for the First Time

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

Senior_smiling_caregiver-LR.jpgWhen you have a senior loved one, coordinating care is a top priority. If you're lucky enough to have a large family, you may find yourself juggling many different schedules in order to provide care for your loved one. If you're sitting down with your family members to coordinate care, these steps will make it easier to set up a schedule you can all live with.

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Seniors And Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Recognizing And Managing It

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

According to Mayo Clinic, "SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody". Unfortunately, seniors are among the millions of Americans affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Since the fall and winter are upon us, here are some things to consider.

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5 Hydration Tips for Seniors this Summer

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

The summer months are hot, especially in Texas. You want to make sure your senior is staying hydrated day and night. There are a few tips that you can use to ensure that water and other items are always around.

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Alexa "Skills" for Boosting Senior Memory

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Alexa is Amazon's voice-controlled assistant. Out of the box, it can help seniors with their memory in many ways. To get the full benefit of Alexa for seniors, though, there are special apps called "Skills". Skills add features to Alexa that may help boost senior memory.

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