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Memory Loss or Dementia?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

As people age, their mental faculties age as well, just like any other part of their bodies. What once came easily may be more difficult for seniors. It can be distressing for both seniors and their families to notice that your loved one is forgetting names, having trouble finishing sentences, or repeating information they already told you. You may be worried that they are exhibiting signs of dementia. How can you tell if your loved one is simply experiencing memory loss, or if they are displaying early symptoms of dementia?

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Top 5 Steps Seniors Can Take to Protect Their Assets from Medicaid

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Seniors_advisor-LR.jpgAsset protection is essential for seniors and taking the proper steps to make sure you retain what your worked your whole life building can help you avoid losing everything. Typically, assets are transferred to children or some other family member, or to a trust. To avoid Medicaid taking your home or other assets, consider starting a trust. The following steps will show you how to do so.

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3 Resolutions to Make 2018 a Great Year for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgAs the busy holiday season winds down and the calendar starts anew, it's a great time for reflection and goal setting. As seniors think back on their past year and look to the next one, there are some goals to set to make sure 2018 is a fun, healthy, and engaging one.

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A Few Essential Senior-Friendly Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

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

When you're helping to care for a senior loved one or just concerned about aging parents, you know that the two most dangerous rooms in their house are the kitchen and the bathroom. In the modern world, there is always something new promising to make the kitchen safer and offering convenience. It's hard to know when to spend your money and when to pass a gadget up. Here are a few essential senior-friendly kitchen tools and gadgets. 

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What Are The Benefits of Seeing a Geriatrician?

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

Without a doubt, seniors have complex medical needs brought on by their changing bodies and increasing limitations. For this reason, many older ones have chosen to receive their primary care from a geriatrician. These are family physicians and internists that have received specific training that enables them to focus on the unique needs of the aging population. Here are a few benefits of placing yourself under their care.

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Comparing Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Which is Safer For Seniors?

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

The terms 'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' have become synonymous with the end of every year. They represent the best opportunities to get deals on many items. But what exactly do those terms mean and what safety factors do seniors need to consider?

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5 Must Have Senior Safety Products

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

As you grow older, there are many physical changes that can leave your senior loved one in danger from day-to-day products, such as razors. Eyesight changes can make it more difficult to read small text on screens from phones to tablets, and decreased cognitive function can make it harder to for them to find their way home at times. Walking can become more difficult, and they may need a walker to help them maintain balance and avoid falls. There are many products on the market to help protect and make daily tasks easier for seniors. Here's a look at the five must-have senior safety products.

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5 Best Cities For Seniors to Age In

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

While the entire population of the US is generally getting older as all of the "baby boomers" begin entering their retirement years it is clear that there are some cities that are more appropriate for seniors to live in than others. As a senior, many people will consider these areas as places to live if they do not intend to stay where they have lived their whole lives. 

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Preventing Wandering In Dementia Sufferers: 5 Tips For Caregivers

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

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia present many challenges to senior caregivers. One of the biggest challenges and causes of anxiety is the potential for your loved one to wander. Although it does happen, there is much you can due to help prevent it from happening or help your loved one to come back home safely. Here are 5 things to keep in mind.

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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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