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Caring Senior Service of Boulder

Caring Senior Service of Boulder Blog

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

Hydration Tips For Seniors

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

Summer is here and, with it, the usual reminders to stay hydrated. There are some seniors that truly enjoy drinking water and don't need any prodding. If you don't belong to that group, here are a few tips to help you avoid dehydration and its detrimental effects.

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Seniors Avoid Isolation This Summer

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

Summer fun is for people of all ages, seniors included. But it might be hard to keep up with everyone else, especially in the heat. So seniors, what can you do to avoid isolating yourself while you stay cool this summer? Here are a few ideas to consider.

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3 Tools to Capture Your Senior's Legacy

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

As you get older, you start to think about what you're going to leave behind when you're gone. What memories will your family and friends have of you, and what accomplishments will stand as a tribute to the life you've led? Everyone has had moments in their lives that, when seen from a wide perspective, form the brush strokes of their live. But many of us never capture that image for other people, so it never gets seen.

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Memory Games for Seniors in Boulder

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

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

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How to Tell Your Dad He Can’t Drive Anymore

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

Driving has long been a sign of freedom and responsibility for many, even more so for a great deal of the male population. Due to the complications that come about as we age, driving slowly becomes less of an option as eye sight begins to fail, reaction times slow, and other physical and mental factors play into making the act of driving a danger to the senior and those around him. There's no fun way to tell your dad that he can no longer freely operate a vehicle on his own, and even if you follow some of these steps, the chances are high that he will be deeply upset and frustrated. It's important to remain calm, understanding, and patient as he works through this new adjustment in his life. 

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Finding Dementia Friendly Vacation Spots In the Later Stages

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

Traveling with someone who has dementia gets harder as the disease progresses into the later stages. Yet, you do not have to give up on the opportunity to enjoy some family bonding. With just a little creativity, you can give your loved one a wonderful vacation without having to venture too far from your home.

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Alexa: A Digital Friend for your Loved One with Dementia

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

When your loved one has dementia it is hard for them, as well as for their family and caretakers. Those struggling with dementia may have a difficult time with memory, keeping focus and caring for themselves. Amazon's new home companion, Alexa, may be a great tool in the care of your senior with dementia. 

Alexa is voice activated, so all they have to do is say her name. Here are some ways Alexa can help your loved one. 

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Living Alone- 5 Reasons your Elderly Loved One May Need Help

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

Around 90% of seniors over 65 years of age would like to stay in their home for as long as they can. While living at home offers many benefits, it also presents hazards and dangers that eventually necessitate the need for outside help. Read on to learn about 5 health concerns for living at home for senior citizens.

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5 Benefits of Aging

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

To list only five ways we get better with age means neglecting to mention an innumerable number of others. Of course there are some ways we decline with age, but not to the extent with which we can improve ourselves - the x factor, being our desires to make ourselves so.

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Free Online Games for Seniors

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

With continuous advances in technology, the internet is a big part of our lives today. It allows us to do everything from conducting research to staying connected with friends and loved ones from afar. In addition, there are also a variety of games online. There are various sites on the internet dedicated to gaming.

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