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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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Free and Fun Online Games For Seniors

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

Online games are proving to be beneficial for the elderly. Playing games that require mental activity are beneficial to seniors struggling with dementia or Alzheimer's. The problem is there are so many game sites on the web. Finding websites that are safe for older adults, and have fun games can be challenging. 

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Technology For Seniors: 3 Must-Have's

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Young people tend to view technology as part of life's basic necessities. But many older ones view all of these new gadgets as confusing and unessential. If you're a senior that's at least willing to consider making use of some technological devices, here are 3 that could greatly enhance your life.

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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep Wasatch Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 7, 2017 4:30:00 PM

Learn how you can help keep Wasatch seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.

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Preparing For The Cost of Alzheimer's Disease

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

In 2016, it was estimated that over 5 million people suffered from Alzheimer's disease, with the vast majority over 65 years old. In addition to the heartbreaking symptoms it causes, Alzheimer's can also bring with it a hefty financial cost. If your Mom or Dad was recently diagnosed, careful planning can help you to successfully meet the challenge of dealing with some of the following additional expenses.

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Managing Alzheimer's: Understanding agitation

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

Like you, your loved one with Alzheimer's needs social interaction, comfort, freedom from pain, and a safe place to express emotions. These needs can be hard for your loved one to voice because of difficulties with communication and confusion. There are many ways to manage Alzheimer's and the agitation that can come with it. Here are a few:

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5 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease to Watch Out For

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

One of the major downsides to your senior loved one's twilight years is the threat of Alzheimer's Disease. It's a chronic, degenerative disorder that most affects an elderly person's memory and cognitive capacities. Here are five early signs of Alzheimer's to be aware of.

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3 Important Traits For Good Caregivers

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Jan 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Are you thinking about becoming a senior caregiver? There are a lot of things to take into consideration when thinking about taking care of your senior loved one, or especially, someone else's loved one as part of a job. One of the most important things that you need to take into consideration before becoming a senior caregiver are the qualities that you'll need in order to be successful. It's a tough job, and it's not for just anyone. Here are three traits a good caregiver should have!

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