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Caring Senior Service of Wasatch Blog

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

Helping Your Senior Stay Hydrated This Summer

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

Staying hydrated is important each day of the year, but it is especially vital to increase water intake during the hot summer months. So if you have a special senior in your life, how can you help them in this regard? Here are a few tips to consider.

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Preventing Senior Isolation During Summer

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

Loneliness in seniors has been a systemic problem for ages, and summer can be as bad as winter, as the heat can be just as difficult to cope with as the cold. When this happens, seniors tend to suffer from isolation and a decreased quality of life. There are simple ways to combat this epidemic and most aren't very difficult.

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Capturing Your Senior's Legacy With Questions

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

Everyone has a story to be told. If there is a special senior in your life, how much of theirs do you really know? It is nice to have a chat about the past now and then. However, asking specific questions can help you to truly capture their legacy. Here are a few examples.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Wasatch

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Here are a few memory games Caring Senior Service of Wasatch encourages to increase senior's socialization and memory boosting activities.

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Ways to Improve Senior Memory Using Alexa

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 20, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Seniors sometimes have difficulty remembering things as they get older. Forgetting things is both frustrating and embarrassing. If a senior forgets a health-related activity, it can even be dangerous. Fortunately, many modern tools can help seniors with memory. One of these is Amazon Alexa, a voice-controlled virtual assistant.

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5 Reasons Your Senior Parents Should Be Dancing

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 6, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Of all the things you can still enjoy with your senior parents, did you think dancing can and should be one of them? If you never gave it much thought, here are 5 reasons to consider encouraging Mom and Dad to start dancing again.

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Leaving for Vacation? These are Five Conversations to Have With Your Senior First

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

You’re packing up to take a much-needed vacation from your job and responsibilities. Unfortunately, you won’t be taking along your senior loved one and you aren’t sure how to tell them so. To make it easier on everyone, talk to them before you leave and prepare them for the time that you won’t be there for them. Read on for five conversations to have with your senior before leaving for vacation.

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Tips for Using Alexa to Engage Your Loved One with Dementia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:50:00 PM

At first glance, Alexa may seem like just another tech toy. However, there are many benefits that come to people of all ages who own Alexas, or Echo. One group in particular that can be engaged by Alexa is people who suffer from dementia or early onset Alzheimer's. It can truly improve the quality of life for seniors with health problems and mobility problems. 

It is easy for a caregiver to become frustrated with dementia patients, as they often repeat questions, need to be constantly entertained, or become frightened and anxious when the caregiver is not around. Even though Alexa can not replace human touch, interaction, or real conversations, it can answer questions, discuss the latest news or today's weather, or play requested music. 

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Health Concerns for Seniors Living at Home

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

For many seniors, living at home for as long as possible and maintaining a certain level of independence is extremely important. While loved ones may want to grant the senior(s) in their lives independence, there may be some issues that require outside help.

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5 Ways We Can Get Better With Age

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

When people think about getting older, we tend to look at the downsides. We think about how our muscles and joints erode, or how we can lose our hearing, our eyesight, or other senses. We think about diseases that affect the elderly. What we don't often think about, though, are the advantages that come with age. The things we can look forward to, and which we should cultivate.

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