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Virtual Reality for Seniors: Fighting Depression, Loneliness, and Isolation

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

For seniors, the world can quickly become a lonely and isolated place. Virtual reality, or VR, is a computer-generated simulation of three-dimensional images or environments, and it is making new strides in the world of senior care, helping to fight off the depression often caused by the immobility and isolation that many seniors often face. 

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Memory Games for Seniors in Stroudsburg

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

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

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Using Alexa to Boost a Senior's Memory

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

Seniors often feel frustrated when they forget basic day-to-day things. As the agitation mounts at the inability to recall the day of the week, specific dates, times, the name of some object or place, or even the ingredients in a recipe, the senior may start to feel depressed. Utilizing Amazon's Echo, which is an electric personal assistant that is voice activated, to answer questions can be a blessing for a senior suffering forgetfulness or the early stages of dementia. Echo is always there to help so aging person will experience fewer bouts of frustration and emotional upheaval trying to recall things.

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Dementia Friendly Vacation Spots in the U.K.

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

Watching a loved one suffer from dementia is heartbreaking, however, it doesn't mean that you stop living or sharing meaningful experiences together. One of the best ways that you can relax, bond with, and enjoy time together with a loved one suffering from dementia is to take a vacation together to a dementia friendly destination. 

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5 Things To Discuss With Your Senior Before Leaving For Vacation

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

Whether it's your first time taking a vacation without the senior in your life, or you've done it before, the conversation isn't very easy to have. Here are 5 things to keep in mind when letting them know you're going on another trip.

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Getting Your Loved One To The Graduation Ceremony: 5 Reasons to Bring a Caregiver

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM

It's important--to you, to your senior loved one, to the individual graduating--that your senior loved one be at an upcoming graduation ceremony this year. Unfortunately, that can quickly become a logistical nightmare! If you're thinking about making plans to take your senior loved one to a graduation ceremony, taking along a caregiver dedicated specifically to taking care of your loved one--especially one who has no interest in the graduation ceremony--can make the entire process easier.

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5 Concerns For Seniors Living Alone

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

From toddlers to seniors and everyone in-between, people love their independence and will go to great lengths to maintain it. So, it should be no surprise that while you would love for your aging Mom to live with you, she would prefer to care for herself in separate quarters. For many seniors, living alone is practical and safe. However, with the passing of time, things might change. Here are some things to keep in mind when considering if you need to re-open the conversation about this matter.

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How to Use Facebook Without Showing Your Age

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

Facebook is a fantastic invention. It keeps you in touch with the people you love most, letting you see many of the details of what is going on in their lives. In many cases, however, it leaves you feeling your age. You aren't quite sure how to navigate this challenging new world, and sometimes, it shows in your posts and comments. If you want to use Facebook with ease, there are several easy things to keep in mind.

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Seniors: How To Start a Twitter Account

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

Social media is good for so much more than socializing with friends and watching funny videos and pictures. Platforms like Twitter provide valuable information for people of all ages, including seniors. If you haven't started using it yet, you're missing out on news and tips for daily living for seniors, as well as 'Tweets' about recipes and other things you might enjoy. Here's how you can get started.

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3 Pieces of Must-have Technology for Your Loved Ones

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

From smartphones to robotic surgery, technology has changed the way with live. The younger generation has totally embraced it, sometimes to a fault. However, many seniors don't see where most modern devices fit into their lives. And although it may be true that some gadgets or programs are unnecessary distractions, there are some tools that can be very useful, even to seniors. Consider just 3.

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