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Early Signs of Memory Loss


When a change in the mental status of a loved one occurs, it is frightening and difficult for the whole family. Early signs of memory loss include activities that require “executive functioning”, such as balancing a checkbook, keeping up with medical appointments and paying bills. As the disease progresses, there are changes in ability that impact...
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Holiday Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Christmas Salad


Submitted by: Antoinette Griffin, President & Founder, Texas Seniors' Guides This salad has a festive appearance for the Christmas season, but it is so delicious that I make it year round! 1/2 cup chopped sugar coated pecans 1/2 purple onion very thinly sliced 1/2 cup feta cheese 3/4 cup dried cranberries 6 cups salad greens 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 6 tablesppons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard 1/2...
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5 Ways Hospice Can Help Make Moments Count


Hospice gives you comfort. Hospices are experts at managing life-limiting illness. The hospice team ensures that medication, therapies and treatments all support a care plan that is centered on patients’ goals. Hospice services can be offered wherever the patient calls home, allowing friends and family to visit freely. Hospice gives you peace. Beyond physical relief, hospice...
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Are You Ready for Medicare?


If you are about to turn 65, here are some tips to help you make your way through the Medicare system. First of all, your initial enrollment period for Part A and B is held during a seven month period, which begins three months prior to your birthday month and ends three months after the...
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When to Move to an Assisted Living Community


While it is very natural for a senior to want to stay in his/her home, sometimes circumstances arise that make it unsafe to live independently. Mobility issues, health concerns or sometimes memory deficits can make living alone a hazardous situation. Many couples who live in their own homes have set routines as to who pays...
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