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emotional health

Emotional Health for Independent Seniors

Specific and actionable methods to deal with loneliness, depression, and self-care ...
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fall prevention & detection

Fall Prevention for Independent Seniors

Falling is the most powerful enemy of independence. Aging in place experts have invented products and home layouts that reduce ...
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Health Monitors

Health Monitors for Independent Seniors

You can measure vital signs such as blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate with relatively inexpensive devices available without ...
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hearing

Hearing Devices for Independent Seniors

Gadgets and technology to enhance hearing and clarification ...
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Memory help

Memory Health for Independent Seniors

Specific and actionable methods to deal with memory using reminders and strategies ...
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Respiratory health

Respiratory Health for Independent Seniors

Specific and actionable methods to deal with memory using reminders and strategies ...
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sleeping health

Sleep Health for Independent Seniors

The science and methods of good sleep ...
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vision

Vision Assistance for Independent Seniors

How to augment vision and touch to stay in one's home ...
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Emotional Health

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6 Ways for Seniors to Conquer Loneliness and Feel Connected

Learn how to have a pet without bringing an animal into the house. If you're in Florida, you can rent ...
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Blue weighted blanket

Should Seniors Use Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are safe. They help reduce anxiety. They can create a calm, peaceful feeling. Seniors can safely use weighted ...
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Health Monitors

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How to Buy a Pulse Oximeter

A good pulse oximeter has a Perfusion Index (PI) and an OLED display with large numbers. The PI indicates if ...
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Can I Use a Pulse Oximeter to Check for COVID-19?

Can I Use a Pulse Oximeter to Check for COVID-19?

Yes, you can and you should use a pulse oximeter to check for COVID-19 symptoms, according to Doctors Christy Reisinger ...
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RabbitAir filters

Are Certified Vacuums & Air Cleaners Better for Seniors? Part II

I can smell dog fur when I vacuum the carpet. This means my vacuum cleaner is sucking in dog fur, ...
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Senior cat allergies

What is the Best Allergy Device for Seniors? Part I: Air Cleaners

For airborne allergens, the best allergy device is a HEPA air purifier. The best air purifier will be the one ...
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Hearing Health

The unit sits around the neck. The control is on the right. The buds go in the ears.

Enhance Conversations with Bose Hearphones

Bose Hearphones use noise suppression and selective frequency amplification to clarify conversations. They are not "hearing aids." They help you ...
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Memory Health

Instantly drop in on mom

Four Outstanding Ways to Use Alexa for the Elderly

Taking care of Mom or Dad is by far the hardest and most important job we have. But it's hard, ...
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Respiratory Health

how to choose a pulse oximeter

How to Buy a Pulse Oximeter

A good pulse oximeter has a Perfusion Index (PI) and an OLED display with large numbers. The PI indicates if you're getting a bad reading but the pulse is weak. The OLED display is bright and easy to see.
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Can I Use a Pulse Oximeter to Check for COVID-19?

Can I Use a Pulse Oximeter to Check for COVID-19?

Yes, you can and you should use a pulse oximeter to check for COVID-19 symptoms, according to Doctors Christy Reisinger and Richard Levitan. Both doctors treat COVID-19 patients. They both report that low blood oxygen is a seen in most if not all patients infected with COVID-19.
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RabbitAir filters

Are Certified Vacuums & Air Cleaners Better for Seniors? Part II

I can smell dog fur when I vacuum the carpet. This means my vacuum cleaner is sucking in dog fur, and then shooting some of it back into the air! I am a senior citizen. Vacuuming is too much work to put up with this mess. Should I get a certified vacuum cleaner and a certified air cleaner?
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Senior cat allergies

What is the Best Allergy Device for Seniors? Part I: Air Cleaners

For airborne allergens, the best allergy device is a HEPA air purifier. The best air purifier will be the one that not only cleans the air, but also has the sense not to wake us up at night with lights and noise.
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Sleep Health

Adjustable Bed

Why I Am Buying an Adjustable Bed (Plus a Bonus GERD Remedy!)

Adjustable beds are good at relieving pain, swelling, snoring, and arthritis. Propping up your head and legs in different combinations ...
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Vision Health

Large print bible

The Giant List of Large Print Bibles for Low Sight Seniors

This is probably the largest list of large print bibles ever collected. All bibles in this list use large type to make them easier to read. Choose from hundreds of bible versions.
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Microwave bump dots

What are Tactile, Low-Vision, Non-Optical Devices?

Tactile devices allow you to use your sense of touch to landmark where you are. For example, "bump dots" are small pieces of plastic you attach to the phone, oven, or similar device. You put the dots on dial settings. Then use your sense of touch to turn the dial to the desired setting. 
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Floor stand magnifier for reading

What are the Magnifier Choices for Reading?

A hands-free lighted magnifier allows you to hold the book while getting magnification and light for reading. Both floor stand and desktop lighted magnifiers help, which one is best depends on where you are doing your reading. You can also use reading glasses, various types of hand-held magnifiers, and digital magnifiers. Finally, you can use a computer tablet with a large display, and use the font accessbility feature to make the book easier to see.
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Best Senior Products

Best Activities of Daily Living Devices for Seniors

Best activities of daily living products
The best devices and products for dressing, eating and washing ...
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Best Emotional Assistance Products

Best Emotional Assistance Products
Best products to help seniors with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other emotional needs ...
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Best Vision Assistance Devices

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The best devices to enhance failing vision ...
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Best Cleaning Products

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How to find cleaning devices that we can use with arthritis, weakness, and ailments of being older ...
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Grandma Gift Finder

Grandma Gifts
The ultimate grandma gift is this robot pet cat. All the affection, none of the poop or allergies ...
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Best Health Monitors

best health monitors
It's easier than ever to monitor heart health from home. Measure heart rhythm, heart rate, and blood oxygen with high-quality ...
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Best Hearing Aids

best hearing help
Bose Hearphones are just like any other earbuds, with one wonderful exception. These earbuds help you to understand conversations ...
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Best Memory Aids

Best memory aids
We always say we're going to "write it down," but somehow that doesn't seem to happen. Here are hand-picked memory ...
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Best Security Products

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Good security is something you hope you never need, but you're grateful if you need it and do have it.  ...
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Best Mobility Aids

best mobility aids
Mobility devices help you get from Point A to Point B. They include canes, walkers, rollators and scooters. I spent ...
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Best Fall Prevention Products

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I spent hours finding the best products to prevent falls in the bathroom and the rest of the house ...
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