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Senior Care: The 4 Benefits of Seeing a Geriatrician

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

 A common misconception is that internal medicine doctors are just as effective at treating seniors as geriatricians. In actuality, geriatricians are trained to spot "geriatric syndromes," such as "delirium, falls, frailty, dizziness, syncope (fainting) and urinary incontinence," according to the National Institute of Health. Internal medicine practitioners may overlook or misdiagnose symptoms that are germane to senior health, which could lead to inappropriate medical treatments.

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Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday Safer For Seniors?

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

Black Friday and Cyber Monday started off as opportunities for people to get great deals on holiday shopping. But, in recent years, many shoppers have started to wait for these 2 events to buy items they need for personal use, not just gifts. But what exactly are these annual shopping days and why is one of them much safer for seniors?

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Multi-Generational Housing in America

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

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) defines multi-generational housing as three generations of a family living under one roof. It is estimated that 51 million Americans live in such homes. The housing arrangement is starting to become so commonplace that buzz words have been coined to depict the phenomena,  'Multi-Gen' and 'Next Gen'. 

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Single Aging Seniors: Best Cities to Live In

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Many aging seniors seek a big life change towards the end of their life. If they've lost their spouse and are looking to jump into the dating world again, the appeal of moving to a new city for a chance to find true love might be just what they need. These cities benefit senior citizens and take into account, senior population, ease of transit, and more.

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Some Ways for Dealing With Wandering When Caring for an Aging Loved One

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

Whether you're caring for an aging loved one or a senior parent with a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, it's a challenge to ensure that they don't wander away from the house or in a crowd. It's up to you to make sure this doesn't happen because once out of the home, they can become confused and unable to return on their own. They might not be able to remember their address or even their names. Here are some ways for dealing with wandering when caring for an aging loved one or senior parent suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's. 

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How To Keep Your Senior Safe From Wandering

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

Senior caregivers have many concerns regarding loved ones with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. But the main cause of concern, and maybe even anxiety, is often the danger of wandering. While it is estimated that over 60% of dementia sufferers will wander, it is also true that there are many things you can do to help keep your loved one safe. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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7 Incredible Ways For Senior Caregivers To Use Vinegar

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

Caring for a senior loved one takes a lot of time, patience, and often money. Thankfully, there are many products that can make the life of a caregiver much easier. Here are 7 ways vinegar can do just that.

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Is Pet Ownership Right for You?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Studies show that owning a pet can benefit a senior's quality of life and health. However, sometimes the benefits can be outweighed by the responsibility and complex nature of a senior's life.

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4 Tips To Help Your Senior Stay Hydrated

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 15, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Hydration is important all year long, but especially with the higher temperatures that summer brings. The problem is, for most of us, the habit of drinking plenty of water just doesn't come naturally. So if you have a senior loved one you're caring for, you already know how important, yet how difficult, it is to help them stay hydrated. Here are 4 tips that can help you this summer season and all year long.

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Top 10 States for Senior Living

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

As we age, our needs dramatically change. So it is no surprise that many seniors move away from their hometown, often to another state. If you are considering making such a move, here are 10 states that have characteristics that make them well-suited for those in their golden years.

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