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Seniors: Are You Using Twitter?

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

As a senior, you might not see how social media fits into your life. However, various platforms can definite have a practical use. Perhaps your family has already convinced you to use Facebook to keep up with family news and see pictures of your loved ones. But have you considered using Twitter? It's not just a place to let the world know what you're thinking. It's also a great site for easily getting information that's relevant to you. There are many organizations on Twitter that share beneficial tidbits and news for older ones.

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Best Pets for Seniors: 3 Great Small Dogs

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

If you're a senior who has started experiencing loneliness, or who would just like a bit of companionship, have you considered getting a dog? As was mentioned in an article by U.S. News and World Report, "Dogs mold their schedule and personality to you. They are never unavailable or off duty". Here are three small breeds that tend to work particularly well with senior owners.

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

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 7, 2017 3:30:00 PM

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

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5 Signs That Home Care Is No Longer Appropriate For Your Parent

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

It's hard when you have to consider assisted living or hiring a caregiver for your parent, especially if you're the primary caregiver. But, it's important you are reasonable and logical as possible when approaching the idea. The number one concern is for the well-being of your parent so they may continue to live a full life.

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Managing Alzheimer's: How To Deal With Agitation

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

When a loved one suffers from Alzheimer's, dealing with their mood or personality changes can pose quite a challenge. Something that's quite likely to occur daily is agitation. Not only is it a direct result of the disease, many other factors can contribute to it. However, no matter the cause, there are some ways you can successfully cope with your loved one's agitation. Here are three to consider:

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5 Things Old People Want Every Young People To Know About Them

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 24, 2017 5:13:00 PM

In today's society, it often seems that there still remains a huge split between the older and younger generations. While it is sometimes hard for a young person to put themselves in another person's shoes, the truth is that older people really aren't that different. In fact, here is what every young person should know about old people that will transform their relationships.

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Looking For A Senior Caregiver? Look For These Traits.

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

Looking for a caregiver for your aging Mom is a tough thing to do. First, you have to acknowledge the fact that she can't take care of her daily needs as well as she could just a short time ago. Then, you have to accept that your personal circumstances don't allow you to do all the caregiving yourself. If that's your situation, take heart. Wanting the best care for your Mom is a wonderful thing. You can find the right person for the job. The following are some traits you should look for.

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4 Common Tech Upgrades To Make To Your Senior's Home

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

New technology has made it easier for seniors to age in place, and family caregivers no longer have to worry about many of the safety issues that existed in the past. Electronic devices are now available that will help your loved one prevent and manage dangerous events such as house fires and medication mishaps. When you make these common tech upgrades to your senior's home, you can feel more secure when your loved one lives alone.

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9 Safe Holiday Activities for Seniors

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

Everyone loves fun-filled festivities. However, with adverse weather conditions in many areas, holiday safety should always be a top concern when taking seniors out to participate in holiday activities. Even with physical or mental issues, seniors can still enjoy numerous functions safely. Here are a few safe holiday activities for seniors: 

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Don't Let This Holiday Season Disrupt Your Senior Loved One's Routine

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

It's a common belief that old people are set in their ways. However, there's a big difference between being unwilling to try new things, and being comfortable in a routine. Something that often gets overlooked, especially by younger family members, is that a routine is good for seniors. It lets them cope with stress, keeps them in a familiar groove, and lets them muster their resources to handle with life's ever-increasing challenges.

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