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Can Sleep Apnea lead to Alzheimer's? Here Is What Research Shows.

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

Alzheimer's diseases affects 5 million Americans and sleep apnea a whopping 15 million. Of those sufferers, many are seniors. Besides being common among older ones in the U.S. though, a recent study suggests there might be another connection between the two conditions. Here are a few facts about each illness along with some information about the study.

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Delicious, Quick & Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish: Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

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

Thanksgiving is almost here! Friends, family, wonderful smells, delicious foods, and amazing memories are just waiting to be had by all. Rather than typical dinner rolls, have you considered serving another type of bread? We have you covered with this delicious sweet potato spoon bread recipe. This recipe is essentially a hybrid of a cornbread and soufflé. It incorporates great health benefits within the sweet potatoes, egg whites and spices. You can even add in fresh corn or spinach if you'd like! Seniors will love this healthy and unique side dish. It's the perfect new addition to your Thanksgiving feast! 

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Some of the Best Reasons to Consider Multi-Generational Housing

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

As the younger generation struggles to find careers and the senior generation lives longer, the idea of multi-generation housing has seen a resurgence. Multi-generational housing is any situation in which at least two adult generations live in the same household. Of course, this leaves a lot of room for variation from young adults who return to their parents home to grandparents moving in with their children and grandchildren. In some cases, it's a necessity to make this type of living arrangement but in others, it's an option that provides advantages to each family member. Here's a look at some of the best reasons to consider multi-generational housing. 

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Seniors and Home Ownership: How the Two Are Interconnecting

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

Home ownership is one of the sure ways to build wealth for the middle class. The number of homeowners, first-time buyers, and new builds are tracked very carefully because home ownership is such an important sector of our economy. As Baby Boomers move from middle age into their senior years, they are changing the numbers when it comes to homeownership, and it's important to understand the hows and whys. Here are a few things to consider about the newest seniors and their households.

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Will LTACH's Soon Be A Thing Of The Past?

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

Seniors have benefited from the excellent care given at Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH) for decades. Recently though, many of these facilities have closed, and there might be more closures to come. Why is this and how does it affect the long-term care that seniors need when a short stay at the hospital is not enough?

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7 Household Ways to Use Vinegar

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

Unleash the magic of vinegar! There are so many uses including multiple tricks to keep your house and possessions clean. Here are 7 uses to clean on a budget with white vinegar.

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Helping Your Senior With Pet Care: Practical Tips

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

If there is a senior in your life with a beloved pet, you no doubt can observe the physical and emotional benefits ownership brings. But even if they can initially care for the pet themselves, there might come a time when the responsibilities become too much to handle. If that happens, perhaps you can help them keep the pet that they have grown to love. Here are a few practical ways to do that.

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Reduce Stress with these Back to School Tips

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

Being a family caregiver can be stressful on its own. When you combine that with getting your own kids ready for school, you can be overwhelmed. Life as member of the sandwich generation is never dull. If you are not taking your children to school, you are helping your elderly relatives do errands or visit the doctor. The beginning of the school year is especially hectic with back-to-school shopping for clothing and school supplies. The key to getting it all done while keeping your blood pressure down is to follow these back to school tips.

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4 Suggestions To Help Seniors Prevent Isolation This Summer

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

For most people, summer is the time for tons of fun in the sun. However, many seniors have to deal with diminished energy and increased sensitivity to heat. But that does not mean that you have to spend this season isolated at home. Here are 4 ways that you can fully enjoy this summer season as well as the rest of the year.

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Virtual Reality for Seniors Improves Both Mental and Physical Health

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

Virtual Reality is most commonly associated with tech news and gaming, but recent research suggests that VR is actually beneficial to seniors as well. We’re already using virtual reality for purposes beyond entertainment; law enforcement officers, therapy patients and even surgical students use virtual reality for training purposes and to hone skills.

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