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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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Here is how a Geriatrician can Benefit You

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

There are few that understand how to treat illnesses and various medical problems in older men and women, and affect their quality of life, than Geriatricians. However, their role in the great healthcare community and public eye remains poorly understood and as a result, their profession is not commonly known. Essentially, a Geriatrician is a Dr. who has spent extra training and time educating themselves about the unique needs of older adults. They can serve as PCP doctors to people from their 70s plus who have multiple medical conditions. So now that we have a basic understanding what a Geriatrician is, how can one benefit you? Let's take a look:

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Safe Shopping For Seniors: Black Friday VS. Cyber Monday

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

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or both?! This is on the mind of many shoppers this holiday season. But what are these shopping events? And why is one a lot safer for seniors? Here are a few basic details about each one of these traditions.

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Multi-Generational Housing Is Good For Everyone In The Family

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

For a few decades, families in the US seemed to have been shying away from multi-generational households. However, for at least the past 5 years, this type of living has been steadily increasing. And although seniors might be the motivation for considering this arrangement, everyone in the family ends up benefiting. Here are a few of the potential advantages.

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Top 5 Small Cities for Aging Seniors

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

Perhaps there's no better authority for determining the best cities for seniors than the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. In their commitment to promoting senior health, productivity, and purpose, the Milken Institute researches and lists best cities for successful aging. Utilizing 83 indicators, the Institute ranks cities by their adherence to what experts cite as best criteria for senior livability. Here are the top 5 small cities as listed by the Milken Institute, and a few of the reasons that make them especially well-suited for aging seniors. 

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Caregivers Dealing with Wandering: Tips to Keep Your Senior Safe!

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

Dementia can sometimes result from a stroke or trauma to the head, and is an umbrella term that applies for other medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Disease, causing memory loss severe enough to interrupt activities of daily living. Alzheimer's is the most common form of Dementia and accounts for up to 80% of treated Dementia cases.

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When Does Medicare Pay for Skilled Rehab? What You Need to Know

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

Finding out you need skilled nursing care after a serious injury or illness could leave you with a million questions - How much does Medicare cover? What exactly is covered? Do I meet all of the criteria for coverage? Here is what you need to know.

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Does Your Senior Loved One Need a Pet?

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

Owning a pet can be life-changing, especially for seniors who are struggling to get around freely or who are struggling with feelings of depression or loneliness. If you're considering a pet for a senior loved one, however, there are several questions you'll want to ask before you decide whether or not it's the right choice for your family. Does your senior loved one need a pet? In many cases, it can depend on their personality and their capability.

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