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Senior Health: 4 Little-Known Reasons To Start An Herb Garden

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Starting a garden gives seniors a chance to introduce something new into their lives. Whenever we start a new hobby or learn anything new, new connections are formed in the brain, which helps maintain brain function. There is literally a laundry list of reasons to break ground on your new herb garden but here are four benefits to help motivate you to start today:

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Insomnia: Interesting Signs and Symptoms of Elderly

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Although people of various ages have a restless night from time to time, it is definitely much more common as we age. But should every instance of sleep difficulty be described as insomnia? According to Mayo Clinic, "insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep". So how can seniors know if they actually have this aggravating yet treatable disorder?

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Safely Weathering Storm Season: Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Storm season is rough on everyone, especially our beloved seniors. They often rely on others for assistance, and this time of year, it is important to have a plan in place in case a storm hits. Being prepared can reduce stress for everyone, so make sure to go over the plan with your elderly loved one in advance in order to prevent panic for when the weather is less than desirable. There are some valuable tips that you can use to help your loved one weather the storm season safely.

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3 Ways to Make Senior Gardening a Better Experience

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring is a time to get outside and enjoy the bounties of nature. In particular, gardening is a favorite way for many to explore this season and to be personally involved with the earth's reawakening.

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Approaching Spring Cleaning for Seniors with Ease

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 13, 2018 5:30:00 PM

With the arrival of warmer weather, many seniors get the same spring cleaning bug as most people. Not only that, their homes need to be cleaned in order to brighten things up and make them ready for the coming year. Spring cleaning the right way, however, can make it easier to get the dust and cobwebs taken care of without exhausting everyone involved. 

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Age-Related Forgetfulness vs. Dementia: What's The Difference?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 6, 2018 5:30:00 PM

As frustrating as it is, we all forget things sometimes. Unfortunately, it becomes much more common during the senior years. But not all memory loss is simply due to aging. Sometimes it might be a sign of dementia, a serious cause for concern. Here are a few ways to tell the difference.

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2 Important Tips for Asset Protection and Planning

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM


The number one thing you should do when planning to protect your assets is understand your plan. It is easy for a family member to recommend their favorite planning strategies or for a financial advisor to tell you the "best" way to protect your assets, but the truth is if you do not understand the plan it will not work. Be comfortable with your protection planning strategy and be informed.

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3 Resolutions for Seniors as We Ring in the New Year

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 9, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Women_thinking_pencil-LR.jpgIt's the beginning of a brand new year! Full of possibilities and opportunities, it's a great time to recommit or create new goals for yourself.

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Managing Seasonal Depression In Seniors

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

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects an estimated 10 million Americans, including some seniors. Though it can occur during any season, the vast majority of sufferers experience it during the fall and winter. This is thought to be because of the decrease in sunlight. If you or a loved one notice changes in mood or energy level this time of year, here are a few things to consider.

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Holiday Shopping as a Senior Around Thanksgiving

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

The days around Thanksgiving are a great time to shop, as many stores have huge discounts on popular holiday items. In particular, two days stand out: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Both days are great times to shop, but each has obstacles for some seniors that may make one day better than the other.

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