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Does Sleep Apnea Contribute to ALZ?

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

We all know the importance of getting a full eight hours of sleep each night. Tossing and turning, waking up continuously through the night and snoring can disrupt the crucial REM (rapid eye movement) sleep we desperately need for our bodies to heal and regenerate each night. If sleep is disrupted on a regular basis, an underlying condition called sleep apnea may be the culprit. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It's a potentially serious disorder, but also manageable with proper therapy or treatment. As if stopping breathing isn't scary enough, studies show the common sleep disorder can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, result in an earlier onset or worsen symptoms.

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Black Friday VS Cyber Monday, which is safer for Seniors?

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

Whether it is for holiday gifts, or just because, many of us cannot wait until the end of the year to save money on the products of our dreams. Two of the most popular annual sales are Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But what are they and why is one of them much safer for seniors?

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5 Reasons To Consider Multi-Generational Housing

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

When it comes to family composition, there are so many types of households in the US. Among them, one of them is definitely on the rise - the multi-generational household. What is it and why is it increasing in popularity. First, Pew Research defines it as "a household that includes two or more adult generations, or one that includes grandparents and grandchildren". And among the many potential benefits, here are 5 that might be more common than others.

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Seniors: 5 Cities to Age-In-Place

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

Gone are the days where seniors had to look for somewhere to live after they retired. Many older ones are choosing to age-in-place. Rather than moving from their residence, they prefer to make modifications if necessary, acquire home health-care, and take advantage of technology that helps them maintain independence. Here are a few cities that lend themselves to aging-in-place.

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Practical Tips for Helping a Wandering Senior

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

When seniors with dementia wander at home, they may be misinterpreting what they see and experience. They may have memory problems that make them believe they have obligations elsewhere. To keep them safe when they wander, it's helpful to make the home a less confusing place.

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Skilled Rehab For Seniors: When Does Medicare Pay

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

Medicare is a government provision that millions of seniors take advantage of. But coverage isn't as simple as feeling the need for care, choosing a doctor or facility, and having Medicare pay for it. For any service that is acquired, specific conditions must be met. Here are the conditions under which Medicare will pay for skilled rehabilitation services.

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Simple Pro’s and Cons of Pet Ownership For Seniors

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

People with pets in their lives will attest to the many benefits of ownership. They will also speak of the responsibilities involved. If you are a senior considering getting a pet, it is wise to think about both sides of the coin. Here are some of the pro's and cons to consider.

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Tips To Help Mom Stay Hydrated This Summer

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

Staying hydrated contributes to nice skin, mobile joints, and good health. So why is it so hard to get your senior Mom to drink enough water? While you may never have a specific answer to that question, you can probably solve the problem with a little creativity. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

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Preventing Senior Isolation During the Summer

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

If you have a loved one who is mature in age, you probably know that caring for them often requires a great deal of work. From tending to their basic needs to keeping them comfortable and involved, they often need a lot of your time. However, during the summer, most people like to travel; however, this can cause a conflict of interests -- how do you make sure your senior is not left alone feeling isolated during the summer? Here are a few ideas.

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Capturing your Senior's Legacy: Family

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

A senior who has made a family will have lots of valuable experiences to share. Being a husband, wife, parent, or grandparent is a precious part of the life of a senior. Here are three questions you can ask them about their family.

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