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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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5 Reasons Living at Home May do More Harm than Good

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

Living at home for as long as possible is a goal most seniors have. They want to maintain as much independence as possible, and most people have emotional attachments to their home. However, there can be health concerns that arise from living at home. Knowing what areas your loved one may struggle with can help you provide them with extra support and, where necessary, help them take steps to move somewhere with support to live a happy, healthy life.  

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5 Amazing Ways We Get Better With Age

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

People tend to embrace getting older with a wide range of emotions. While some may look forward to enjoying their retirement, others fret over those rapidly emerging gray hairs. Whatever your response to aging may be, it helps to remember that some things really do get better with time. In fact, these five amazing ways we improve with age will have you appreciating the changes that come with each year.

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Seniors: 3 Online Games

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

Games are not simply an avenue for fun and socializing. They can help with memory, attention span, focus, and other aspects of brain health. Here are 3 free online games from AARP that are great for seniors.

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Small Dogs That Make Great Pets For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

 If you're a senior thinking about getting a pet, have you considered a small dog? Dogs are great because they're loyal and affectionate, and can make the home more secure. And smaller breeds are generally safer for seniors because they're easier to manage than big dogs. Here are a few with characteristics that could make them just right for your circumstances.

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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep Houston Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 7, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Learn how you can help keep Houston seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.

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What Additional Cost Should I Prepare For If My Parent Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer's?

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

Few things are more devastating than to learn your parent has Alzheimer's. There is a flood of emotions ranging from fear of the unknown to wondering if they will eventually forget who you are. The most immediate concern though is the financial impact. You may ask yourself what additional cost should I prepare for? Here are a few things to consider.

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