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Can a Virtual Bike Ride Help with Dementia?

Posted by Michael Watson on August 14, 2018

Currently, there is no cure for serious mental illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. However, certain technological advancements have provided new promising treatments which can mitigate and perhaps even reverse some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia. These treatments include virtual reality bike rides! While bike riding may sound like an unusual therapy for mental illness, it makes more sense than you might think. Learn more about how it can help.

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A Must Read: "Diary of a Caregiver: The Dementia Journey"

Posted by Alyssa Ball on August 7, 2018

Dementia is a terrifying disease, not just for the person suffering from it but also for their loved ones. It can be particularly daunting to those responsible for providing senior care.

Has your loved one been diagnosed with dementia? Are they at risk for it? For an in-depth look at how dementia affects day-to-day life, consider picking up Diary of a Caregiver: The Dementia Journey by Rex T. Young.

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Enjoyable and Safe Activities To Do with Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 31, 2018

It isn't easy seeing a senior loved one at home because one or more physical limitations puts them at a higher risk of falls and the associated injuries. It may require a bit more creativity, but planning safe activities to do with your senior creates opportunities for them to get out and enjoy their day.

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Who Should Get The Shingles Vaccine?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 24, 2018

Shingles is an infection that attacks an individual nerve, leading to a rash and skin disease. Every year, the U.S. sees an estimated 1 million cases of shingles, most commonly in people over the age of 50.

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4 Signs It May Be Time For Homecare

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 17, 2018

Aging in place is an important decision that provides comfort and convenience to your loved one. Sometimes, a change in functioning may make you think it's time for some extra help at home. What are some signs your patient needs homecare?

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AARP’s Fit & Fun Health Challenge- Fun Health Facts You May Not Know

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 10, 2018

It's important to stay fit and healthy, no matter how old you are. Senior citizens are living longer, more enjoyable lives, and remaining as healthy as possible contributes to that. The AARP Fit & Fun Health Challenge is designed to ensure seniors get up and move and STAY moving. Read on for some fun facts concerning health.

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Voices in Dementia Care: A Must Read

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 3, 2018

Lotta Roupe's book Voices in Dementia Care is based on her extensive experience as an elder care nurse and administrator at the Silviahemmet daycare center in Stockholm, Sweden. The Silviahemmet philosophy is built on five pillars: teamwork, family support, communication, relationship building, and person-centered care.

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Getting Medicare to Cover Your Caregiver Costs

Posted by Ruby Cemental on June 26, 2018

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that in 2019 non-skilled home care will be included as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage plans. Up until this point, CMS has not included daily maintenance care as part of the MA benefits. The guidelines for what is covered is expanding to non-skilled in-home care, which is a huge deal for those that require care but do not necessarily need a nurse or an assisted living facility. The decision to cover this type of home care is receiving an overwhelming amount of support. 

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5 Questions Seniors Should Ask When Renewing Life Insurance

Posted by Ruby Cemental on June 19, 2018

Choosing the right life insurance can be overwhelming, especially as a senior. Your financial responsibilities have changed, and you may not be sure about what policy is right for your lifestyle. That's ok! You've already started the first step by researching online. Once you've finished your research, the next step is to call trustworthy companies and talk to their agents about what your best options are. 

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Celebrate Father's Day with Tech Gifts for Grandpa

Posted by Ruby Cemental on June 12, 2018

Father's Day is the day to celebrate all of the important men in your life. Whether it be your father, step-father, or grandfather you're going to want to make this day special! Why not try doing something a little different this year? Help the senior in your life get accustomed to the new age; get them a technology based gift! Helping your senior delve into the technological age will make their lives easier, more fulfilling, and exciting. Learning new things helps keep the mind malleable and strong!

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