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5 Innovations to Help Dementia Patients at Home

Unfortunately, dementia is one of those impairments that doesn’t have a cure. This means that people that are impacted by it simply have to live with the symptoms the rest of their lives. Many people with dementia become unable to care for themselves the way they once were able to. They forget things and often have poor judgment. This also often means they need a caregiver to help them. However, there are certain innovations that can help those with dementia: 1. GPS tracking and location This innovation allows the patient to wear a tracker so that if they are unable to find their way home, their caregiver can easily find them. The caregiver will also be able to monitor the patient as they

So, is the fountain of youth in your pantry?

Did you know that on average, Italians outlive Americans by approximately four years? In one mountain area of Sicily, that just happened to be covered in olive trees, the local people live to be past 100 years of age at a rate four times higher than the rest of Italy. Health experts have known for years that a Mediterranean diet using olive oils is highly beneficial for health. We also know that the people living in these areas have a lower incidence of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and even cognitive decline. So, is the fountain of youth in your pantry? Buyer Beware Although the health benefits of olive oil are well studied, not all extra virgin olive oil, or EVOO, sold at the g

Should you share your financial information with your children?

It’s not uncommon for people to keep their finances secret from their children, even their adult children. They rarely share how much money they make, how much they tuck away to savings, or how much they spend in a year. However, most attorneys and financial advisors will tell you that this isn’t the best choice. Failing to tell your adult children about your financial affairs risks them being caught without access to your funds and without the information they need to be able to handle things for you if there were to be a tragedy. The risk of your children doing something to risk your financial stability is also, in most cases, fairly low. If you wait to reveal your finances only af

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