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Memory Care: When is it Time?


Once diagnosed with memory loss, a person may be able to live independently or with family for some time. But there may come a point when more care is needed than can be provided at home. People with dementia tend to wander, and they can get lost, fall, or injure themselves. Safety requires 24-hour supervision. This...
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Holiday Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie


Submitted by: Sam Escamilla, Associate Publisher, San Antonio Seniors' Guide This is one of my favorite desserts that my family makes each year. It is easy to make and turns out like a peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake. There are never any leftovers! 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces) 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 12 ounces frozen whipped topping 1...
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Disabled Veterans May Qualify for Home Modifications At No Cost


You may not be aware that the Department of Veteran’s Affairs offers programs that pay for modifying an existing home or building a new adapted home to meet the specific needs of veterans. These grants are designed to help provide a barrier-free living environment that affords the individual a level of independent living they may...
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Laughter is Good Medicine


By: Andres B. Cruz The painful process of watching a loved one’s decline is no laughing matter. One may feel like crying more often than laughing. Mary Sollitto, Contributing Editor of AgingCare.com writes, “many experts say that laughing in even the grimmest situations is good for individuals, both mentally and physically. Laughter releases stress, strengthens the immune...
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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease


Alzheimer’s Disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases and the majority of those affected are 65 and older. It is a progressive disease with signs and symptoms worsening over time. There are 10 early or warning signs of Alzheimer’s: Memory loss that includes forgetting recently learned information Difficulty planning and solving problems Difficulty handling daily tasks...
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