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Four Clever Tips for How to tell Dad He Can’t Drive

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It’s the conversation all of us dread – having to tell Dad he can’t drive anymore. It is an ironic fact of nature that eventually children and parents reverse roles. Instead of a father protecting his child from harm, it is now the child who must protect his or her father.

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Dance the Night Away! 3 Reasons to Encourage Your Mom and Dad to Keep Dancing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Naturally, it is easy to get swept away with how cute your parents look when they are out on the dance floor. Yet, there are more reasons than pure sentiment to encourage your parents to dance. As seniors advance in age, dancing provides benefits for their physical and mental health that go far beyond keeping the romance alive.

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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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