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

Kitchen Gadgets Your Senior Would Love

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM

The season of giving is a great time for you to invest in a few Kitchen Gadgets your Senior Will Love to receive. We have put together a short list of gadgets that will help your seniors in small ways and give you piece of mind at the same time.

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7 Easy Ways to Connect With Mom or Dad From Afar This Holiday Season

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Dec 6, 2016 5:30:00 PM

During the holidays, you start to remember the importance of reconnecting with your loved ones. Unfortunately, you can't always get home for the holidays--and that can make it difficult to check up on your senior parents as they begin to age. These seven options will help you stay better connected with your senior parents.

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5 Red Flags To Observe When Visiting Your Parents This Holiday Season

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 22, 2016 5:30:00 PM

It's November, and that means the holiday season is only a few weeks away. If you're like most of us, you're probably planning a trip to see your parents. While there, it might not be a bad idea to check on them and make sure they're still doing alright. Here are 5 red flags to watch out for when visiting your parents this holiday season.

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"Who's Taking Care of Mom While You're on Vacation?" Remembering to Take Care of Yourself

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 8, 2016 6:00:00 PM

It can be difficult having a family member who requires regular and constant care due to old age, knowing just how to best manage your elderly relative's daily care. As your parent's child, you want only the best for your family member, and the best for your whole family. You may be a lone caretaker, or in a shared caretaking situation. Whatever your personal care situation is, it can become stressful, and the desire to take a vacation is a legitimate one. But, who will take care of mom or dad while you're away? Isn't the best possible care for your loved one your care? Maybe it would be best if you didn't take the time off. 

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How Aging Affects Skin Health

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM

One of the most common and noticeable changes we experience as we age is the change in the condition of our skin. Unfortunately, our once vibrant skin might be begin to sag, form wrinkles, look paler, even bruise more easily. Here are some causes of our skin woes and what we can do about them.

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Are You Thinking About Getting a Hearing Aid

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 4, 2016 5:30:00 PM

If you're a senior and your family has been encouraging you to get a hearing aid, why not consider it? Hearing probably affects much more of your life then you realize. Here are some good reasons not to put it off addressing your hearing problem any longer.

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Caring for Aging Parents: What is Respite Care?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Respite care is designed to give you, the caregiver, a break from providing care for your elderly loved one. With respite care, you can be sure that your parent or relative is in good hands and getting his needs met; knowing this gives you much needed peace of mind and ensures you can actually enjoy yourself when you take a break.

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Five Simple Way to Improve Memory for Your Senior

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Sep 6, 2016 6:30:00 PM

Many seniors worry about memory loss. Memory loss is not uncommon among seniors but it is not inevitable. Five simple ways to improve memory for seniors are 1) mental exercises, 2) enough sleep at night, 3) a healthy diet, 4) socializing with those whose company you enjoy, and 5) physical exercise. Sound familiar? It might: good memory is closely related to good health!

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How to Balance School for Family Caregivers

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 23, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Being a family caregiver is an important job, one that takes up a lot of time and energy. However, caregiving doesn't mean you should give up your other career or educational goals. The issue with going to school and caregiving at the same time is finding a good balance. Without balance, you can easily become fatigued from too much stress. Here are some valuable tips for finding balance:

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Caregivers Must be Alert for Dehydration in Alzheimer’s or Dementia Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 2, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Dehydration can strike anyone, regardless of age or physical fitness level. That being said, caregivers for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia should be especially careful to monitor their senior for this dangerous condition. Dehydration in Alzheimer's or dementia seniors can be difficult to detect, cause considerable damage, and have disastrous consequences.

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