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7 Uses of Vinegar to Make Your House Spic and Span!

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

Vinegar is one of those things that’s always lying around the house. But not a lot of people know what to use it for. It’s an ingredient in many recipes. But besides being consumed, it can also be used for cleaning. Here are some examples:

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Pet Ownership For Seniors: A Few Pro's And Cons To Consider

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

Many people grow up with pets in the home and cannot see life without them. Although they come with some responsibilities, the benefits can be awesome. However, like other decisions in life, it is wise to weigh the pro's and cons to see if it would be practical. So if you are a senior thinking about pet ownership, here are a few things to consider.

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Help Keep Your Aging Parent Hydrated With These Hydration Tips

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

It seems funny that with water so readily available that so many people, and especially the elderly, can become dehydrated. When it comes to the aging, there are reasons other than not drinking enough water that comes into play and leaves them dehydrated. If it's up to you to help care for your senior parents or an aging loved one, then you need to ensure that they're staying hydrated. The proper hydration can help them feel better and improve their skin appearance. Here are a few hydration tips to make sure your aging parents are staying hydrated. 

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Ten Top States for Seniors

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

You're thinking about retirement. But while a beach front house sounds appealing, there are many factors to consider when deciding your next move. First, estimate your future expenses compared to your projected income. Since most seniors have a fixed income, low taxes and a low cost of living are attractive.

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Capture Your Senior's Legacy With These 4 Questions

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

Seniors love to tell stories about their younger days. If you have a special senior in your life, why not capture their legacy, and show you care, by asking questions and really listening to the answers? You'll discover many hidden gems and they will enjoy taking a trip down memory lane. Here are 4 questions that will open the gateway to unending conversation.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Houston

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Here are a few memory games Caring Senior Service of Houston encourages to increase senior's socialization and memory boosting activities.

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Best Way to Tell Dad He Can't Drive Any Longer

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

It’s time for dad to give up their car keys if his driving skills have worsened over the years. Many people postpone this difficult conversation for as long as possible. But when your dad is endangering his life and the life of other drivers sharing the roadway with him, it’s time to step up and take action. To ease this conversation, we have created a list of helpful tips on how to tell dad he can’t drive.

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Visit These Top 3 Dementia Friendly Vacation Spots in Texas

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

Texas may be known as the friendliest state, but living here also means that many of the top travel destinations in the United States are easily accessible by car. Since flying with someone who has dementia can sometimes get tricky, you can make your next vacation easier by considering visiting one of these top three vacation spots in your home state that are safe and comfortable for people with dementia.

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2 Questions to ask when you take your senior parent to the hospital

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

Taking your senior parent to the hospital is never anything less than stressful. Your top priority is the safety of your loved one, and it can be hard to concern yourself with anything else. But there are other aspects to this event that require your attention. With Medicare rules regarding hospital stays, your parent's costs and coverage could be greatly affected.

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How You Can Use Alexa To Engage Your Loved One With Dementia

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

Alexa is the amazing voice-activated personal assistant from Amazon. She gives reminders, tells jokes, and even controls some smart home devices. For these reasons and more, getting an Alexa-enabled device can be a great way to engage your loved one with dementia.

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