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5 Questions to Ask Your Senior Loved One Before You Leave on Vacation

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 23, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It’s that time of year again. You’re gearing up for a family vacation and excited about all the things you’ll get to do along the way. This year, you aren’t planning for your senior loved one to accompany you. While you shouldn’t feel guilty about taking time out just for you and your family, before you leave, you should ask your senior loved one these five key questions.

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How Amazon Echo "Alexa" Helps Sufferers of Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Amazon Echo "Alexa" is an electronic device that runs off simple WiFi. The hand's free device instantly wakes up any time someone utilizes the voice command "Alexa." Upon waking the system, the person simply asks a question such as "What is the date?" and the Alexa system responds in a crisp clear voice. Known as a 'wake word,' the term Alexa does not need to be used before asking a question. The terms 'Amazon' or 'Echo' can also be programmed as possible wake words.

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Ways to Deal with Depression in your Elderly Loved One

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

You may have noticed that your loved one is showing signs of depression. In the elderly, this is an even more common problem. As one ages, circumstances surrounding an elderly family member or friend can easily lead to an ongoing depressed state. Health issues, spousal death, loss of friends and family and more can all lead to depression in elderly folks. You may have recently noticed mood swings, change in appearance, or loss of appetite in your loved one and aren’t sure what it means. Luckily, there are ways that you can help your family member or friend deal with their depression so that they lead a happy and productive life.

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Need to Know How to Use Facebook? Start Here!

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

With everyone moving away for new jobs or other opportunities, you’re always looking for new ways of keeping touch with old friends and your treasured family. Originally, Facebook only allowed college students to join but now, you can join and stay up to date on all of your friends and family’s latest news. How to use Facebook is easy with these simple explanations.

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3 Free Classic Games Online for Seniors

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

Online games are a great source of entertainment. They also are a great way for senior's to keep their memories sharp. Playing online games will help not only improve memory but also focus, attention span, and reasoning. Below are the top 3 online games helpful for seniors.

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5 Great Dog Breeds For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

If you're a senior looking to add some companionship to your life, a dog could be just what you need. The following 5 breeds have some characteristics that make them great for those in their golden years. Since smaller is usually better for older ones, all of these pooches are around 20 pounds or lighter.

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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep Nashville Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 6, 2017 2:36:31 PM

Learn how you can help keep Nashville seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.

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4 Alzheimer’s Expenses to Calculate

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

There's nothing like being surprised by expenses you didn't plan for. When you learn of a parent or loved one being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, there are expenses you need to start calculating. This will allow you to have a more thorough plan moving forward.

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How To Manage Alzheimer's Behavior: Dealing With Agitation

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

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that not only devastates mental function, it changes the brain tissue itself. Because of this, it can eventually start affecting a sufferer's mood and personality. Commonly, it will cause agitation, possibly multiple times a day. If this is the case with your elderly Mom or another loved one, here are some ways you can cope.

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Things Every Young Person Should Know About the Elderly

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

When a loved one has reached their golden years, it’s important to talk to younger family members so they can get an idea of what old age is like. By discussing life as a senior, you can help young people develop empathy for their elders. With that being said, there are many things that remain unchanged even though the years may go by. Here’s a helpful list on what every young person should know about old people. 

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