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7 Storm Season Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Mother Nature can certainly deliver great and powerful storms that can wreak havoc for a few hours or even a few days. In times of emergency, it's smart to be prepared well beforehand rather than stressing about it while it's happening. By having an action plan for seniors to follow in case of power outages or evacuations, seniors and caregivers can both feel at ease knowing they're taken care of and have a course of action to follow.

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4 Spring Activities for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring is here, and that means seniors can finally go outside and enjoy the fresh air and flowers blooming. There are plenty of great outdoor activities for all seniors to enjoy during the spring, and here are a few of them.

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Do I Have Control Over My Hospital Discharge?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 27, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Hospitals Can Be Frustrating Places: Being in the hospital is not a particularly fun experience for anyone, but many times seniors can feel like they end up in the hospital at every other turn, especially if illnesses are a common problem. At times, it can feel like seniors have no control over what happens to them while they are in the hospital, nor can they determine when they are getting out of the hospital.

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Basic Spring Cleaning Checklist For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring cleaning season has arrived, the time to look for all the dust and grime we don't get during regular cleaning. You know, in the corners, and under the furniture, the inconvenient places.

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Hospitalization Can Trigger Depression

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 20, 2018 5:30:00 PM

According to a published study from the Journal of Hospital Medicine, 1 in 3 hospitalized patients shows symptoms of depression. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry and Department of Medicine analyzed 20 different studies on depression screenings. The data revealed that overall 33 percent of patients display symptoms of depression, which include feeling down, hopelessness, loss of interest activities or things they once enjoyed and changes in sleep and loss of appetite. Sadly, depression impacts the patient's outcome and the likelihood of making a recovery.

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Understanding Palliative Care And Its Benefits

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

The senior years bring many challenges, sometimes in the form of serious illnesses. But whether these illnesses are chronic or acute, the effect they have on life has a broad scope. This is where palliative care comes in. If you have never heard of it, here are a few of the reasons seniors are benefiting from it.

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Asset Management for Senior Citizens: Three Conversations You Need to Have

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

financial_advisor_seniors-LR.jpgAt every major junction in life, it's important to step back and take stock of assets to prepare for the future. This is especially important for senior citizens, who often are no longer generating an income and need to make wise decisions about their remaining funds.

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Three New Years Resolutions for Seniors in 2018

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

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpg2018 is upon us already, and regardless of your age or place in life, this is a time of year that many of us make New Year's Resolutions. Choosing resolutions that are reasonable and possible can create a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Statistics show that only 8% of the people who set New Year Resolutions follow through with them, so it is essential to create resolutions that are not overly ambitious and are achievable. As we age our understanding of who we are as well as what we are capable of changes and here are three New Year's Resolutions that will help you feel better and give you a sense of accomplishment.

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Television and Seniors: Risks and Alternatives

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

There once was a time when seniors weren't expected to do much; sitting in front of the TV was not only acceptable, it was often encouraged; after all, less walking was often equated to less falling. Seems logical, but it turns out that this fallacy proves to be just the opposite. The importance of physical activity doesn't lessen with aging; on the contrary, the elderly need to maintain their mobility in order to lessen health risks associated with aging. Here are some examples of how sitting for prolonged periods of time adversely affect the health of a senior citizen:

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Foods to Help Manage Seasonal Depression

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

The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, it isn't a joyous time for everyone. Feelings of depression and sadness affect a multitude of people at the holidays, but not just those who suffer from clinical depression. For some, seasonal depression strikes in the fall and peaks in the winter months. The depression referred to as seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is manageable without medication. 

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