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What Are The Benefits of Seeing A Geriatrician? Here Are 3 To Consider.

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

A geriatrician is a family doctor or an internist who has received a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine. It can be illustrated this way. All physicians learn much about the human body in general. However, neurologists learn the intricacies of the nervous system up to a level that allows them to care for those specific needs. Similarly, while a primary care physician might be well-suited for general care, a geriatrician has taken the time to learn about the intricate needs of older ones. Here are a few things to consider.

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Are Seniors Safer On Black Friday Or Cyber Monday?

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

Thousands, if not millions, of US citizens look forward all year to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They already have lists of items they want to buy, anticipating how low prices will drop. Perhaps you are wondering what those terms even mean. Well, here are a few basic facts about these popular annual events, including safety factors that consumers, especially seniors, should consider.

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5 Ways Multi-Generational Housing Benefits Families

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

All over the world, for thousands of years, people have been enjoying multi-generational housing. It seemed like the trend was dying down in the US. However, 2014 Census numbers showed that 19% of the US population lived in this type of household. That is, one "that includes two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren". So, how do seniors and other family members benefit from this type of living arrangement? Well the perks vary depending on the family dynamics, but here are 5 to consider.

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The Five Best Cities for Seniors to Retire

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

Seniors enjoy camaraderie during their golden years so they naturally gravitate towards cities that boast large retirement populations. Here is a list of the five best cities for seniors to retire. Each one of these locations is home to large populations of aging adults.

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3 Tips For Dealing With Wandering

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

We all love the seniors in our lives. Whether they're our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or just close family friends, they've been there for us as we grew up. So, when we find ourselves in a situation where they need our help, we're often more than willing to lend a hand. However, if the senior in your life is beginning to wander (particularly if they suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia), then you might have a harder task in front of you than you thought.

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7 Incredible Uses of Vinegar for Caregivers to Promote Wellness

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

Apple cider vinegar has been used in a variety of ways for hundreds of years. Before modern medicine provided prescription cures, people have used vinegar to successfully treat their health and wellness woes. Here are seven suggested ways that vinegar can become an incredibly helpful addition to your caregiving.

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Pet Ownership For Seniors: Weighing The Pro's And Cons

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

One of the most common issues seniors face is that of loneliness. Even though the children and grandchildren visit often, they eventually go home and you are faced with the reality that you live alone. Many seniors have been able to overcome loneliness with the help of a pet. Perhaps you are considering getting one as a companion. If so, it is important to weigh the pro's and cons of your decision. Of course, every pet will bring its own joys and challenges. But here are some general things to take into consideration.

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3 Simple Recipes to Help Seniors to Stay Hydrated

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

If you get bored drinking water during the summer months, you can try whipping up some interesting drinks using the contents of your kitchen. From smoothies to lemonade, the list is endless. And many of these drinks will taste good in addition to fulfilling your hydration needs. Here are some possibilities:

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3 Ways to Prevent Senior Isolation

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

Summer is a great time to spend getting to know your family better. Many families take this time to vacation, or just spend time together, relaxing, and enjoying outings close to home. If there is a member of your family that is a senior, then it is very important that you find ways to include them in your summer vacation time. Below we will discuss three ways to prevent your senior from feeling isolated this summer.

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Virtual Reality for Seniors: A Whole New World

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

Google made waves when it introduced relatively inexpensive virtual reality headsets and programs. The first users were young gamers but now scientists are investigating the possibilities offered by bringing VR to the elderly.

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