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Caring Senior Service of Boulder Blog

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

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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Must-have Technology for Seniors

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

If you're a senior, you might not relish the idea of new technology. And while it may be true that it does take time to learn how to use new devices, it's also true that many devices offer practical benefits that are definitely worth the effort. Consider just a few.

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

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 2, 2017 4:38:57 PM

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

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When Your Parent Is Diagnosed With Alzheimer's: Preparing For Care Costs

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

If your aging Mom was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's, you no doubt have many things to think about. In addition to considering how to face the heartbreaking decline in memory and cognitive ability, you'll also need to consider the financial costs. Doing this soon after the diagnosis can help you to meet the challenges successfully. Here are some of the additional care costs you will need to plan ahead for.

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Handling Agitation and Alzheimer's

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

When a loved one has Alzheimer's, behavior changes can be difficult to handle. Agitation is one that many family members struggle with. They are not used to seeing their loved one have an angry outburst and do not know how to respond. They may become angry or frustrated themselves and therefore respond in a way that is not helpful for the situation. Keep in mind the following tips for managing agitation.

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