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Caring Senior Service of Huntsville Blog

Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

5 Concerns To Address With Your Senior Before You Go On Vacation

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

It wasn't easy to tell your senior you were going on vacation last year. And this time, you're cringing at the thought of having the conversation with them. But whether it's your parent or another senior loved one, talking about it is the only way to help them prepare for your absence. Here are 5 topics to include in your discussion.

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5 Tips for Bringing Senior Loved Ones To A Graduation Ceremony

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

It's almost graduation time, and many students are about to celebrate one of the most important milestones of their lives. There's no reason for elderly loved ones to miss the graduation ceremony, but taking a few simple steps can make traveling to a graduation safe and fun for everyone.

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Three Ways You Can Help an Aging Loved One Deal with Elderly Depression

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

If you're caring for an aging parent or other senior loved one, you want them to be happy and enjoying life. In some cases, the elderly face depression. Depression is a serious health issue that can affect people of any age. A doctor needs to determine if your senior loved one is facing the challenges of the depression. Once it's diagnosed, you can help your elderly loved one deal with challenges of depression. Here are a few ways.

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5 Ways We Improve with Age

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

Often people may focus on the negatives of getting older, such as vision loss, forgetfulness and those troublesome aches and pains. There are, however, many advantages to getting older. Aging is a part of life. From birth through old age to death people go through many stages and changes. Here are some examples of ways we improve with age.

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How To Use Twitter For Seniors: Basic Instructions

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

Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites in the world. Are you using it? If not, you are missing out on the chance to get news, health tips, entertainment info, hobby ideas, and so much more, all in one place. It's completely free and very easy to set up and use an account. Here are a few basic instructions to help you get started.

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Technological Devices That Are A Must-Have For Seniors

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

As a senior, do you view the task of learning new technology to be too much work? While it can be challenging to master new devices, the benefits of many of them can overshadow the effort. Consider a few devices that can greatly enhance your life.

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

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Mar 2, 2017 2:16:40 PM

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

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What Costs are Likely to Be Incurred with a Parent Who has Alzheimer's?

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

When your parent or other loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, you need to know about the expenses you are likely to incur. Failure to understand all of the expenses could pose serious financial problems for you.

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Diffusing Anxiety and Agitation: 4 Tips for Alzheimer's Management

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

While witnessing the ones we love and care for struggling through the devastation of Alzheimer's is often disheartening and frustrating, it's important to remember that it's just as stressful for those who actually have to live with Alzheimer's personally. The disease can induce great deals of anxiety within the inflicted senior, and it's very easy for agitation to take hold. As a loved one or caregiver, there are several ways that you can manage Alzheimer's by helping to ease the stress and anxiety that your senior may be feeling as a side effect of the disease. 

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Aging or Alzheimer's: How to Tell the Difference

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

With approximately 1 in 3 seniors dying of Alzheimer's or dementia, when your loved one begins to show signs of cognitive trouble, your mind immediately turns to this devastating disease. Is it Alzheimer's? Could that forgetful spell be a sign that your loved one is deteriorating rapidly? If you're worried that your loved one might have Alzheimer's, watch for these early warning signs to help you tell the difference between this common illness in seniors and simple effects of aging.

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