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Month: August 2019

Home Safety and Dementia

If you are caring for an elder with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, no doubt you have wondered if it is safe for you parent to continue living at home. Will Dad wander away from the house? Is Mom growing more confused? Does she recognize you when you come to the door? The cognitive problems that a person with dementia experiences cause a variety of home safety concerns. This is an ongoing concern for family members, because as the individual's dementia progresses, so do the needs for care. You should continually evaluate the ability of your parent to live at home safely. Questions to regularly ask are: Can the elder recognize a dangerous situation, like a fire? Does the elder know how to use the telephone for getting help? How content is he or she at home? Are there signs of agitation, depression or withdrawl? Does the elder wander? Is his or her confusion increasing? The more the answers to these questions spell risk, the more you should consider placement in a specialized long-term care facility to reduce the chance of danger. Safety at home When evaluating safety around the home, keep in mind that dementia behaviors are unpredictable. Prevention should be one of your primary concerns. Adapt the home so danger is minimized while still allowing the elder to be as independent as possible. This helps...

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Local Company Plans To Save 36,500 Gallons Of Gas A Year

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (April 27, 2007) – As gas prices continue to soar, a Scottsdale-based company called My Computer Works is fighting back. The founder of My Computer Works, Luke Ford, has built a culture of technicians that will continually go the "extra mile" to ensure his customers are receiving the best service possible. However, this does not include his technicians "driving" the extra miles all over the valley to deliver such a service. Over 75% of the company, including 100% of the 18 technicians and technical leadership, are employed in their homes. This not only reduces costs to the business, which Mr. Ford is able to pass along to his customers, but improves company morale. "With Earth Day just passing on April 22, many companies talk about being environmentally friendly, but My Computer Works is actually built from the ground up with that in mind," states Mr. Ford. My Computer Works focuses on hiring technicians in the US and provides a friendly, work-at-home environment. On average, My Computer Works repairs 100 computers a day which would cost our society 1 gallon of gas per repair. By working from home, My Computer Works would save the Valley an estimated 36,500 gallons of gas a year! How do they do it? They have built a home-based technical call center which is driving My Computer Works' success. If an employee can work...

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How to Plan a Kitchen Remodeling Project

Kitchen upgrade is among the most common home improvement projects that homeowners do. This is because it helps improve value of the property. In addition to that, such project does not have to be expensive. There are several ways to remodel the kitchen without hurting your budget. These simple changes will make great impacts on how the space looks. The first step: The first thing you need to do is to plan. It is important that you identify your budget for this project so that you will know your limit. You will most likely overspend if you fail to identify your budget at the beginning of the project. Your budget will also help you determine which item to prioritize. Can you afford to buy new appliances? What are the projects you need to do to minimize the expenses? If you have a limited budget, think of ways to reduce the expenses. You can stitch new curtains instead of buying them. You can also stain old wooden cabinets instead of purchasing a new set. These simple projects can achieve the same look for the area without spending a lot. After determining the budget, you will need to plan the design. How do you want your kitchen to look? Will you change the wall colors? What will be the paint you will use? Are you going to change the curtains? What...

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Do You Need a Home Water Filtration System?

According to scientific studies and researches, the water supply in your household has the potential to carry contaminants and microorganisms that could harm your health. If you continue to drink tap water or use it for cooking, bathing, and other activities, you could eventually out your health in danger. The only way to get rid of this health risk is to invest on a high-quality water filtration system. If you are still doubtful about installing a water filtration system in your home, you should read this article. It would help you answer this crucial question by presenting all the pros and cons of installing efficient water filters in your house. Advantages from an efficient water filtration system You could enjoy three important benefits from installing a water filtration system in your house. These include the chance to improve air quality in your home, the opportunity to bathe and wash your clothes in chemical-free water, and unlimited access to fresh potable water. Less toxic contaminants from tap water would enter your house with the use of efficient filtration systems. Since no chemical would contaminate your tap water, less harmful substances would be released in the air. This is an effective way to improve the air quality inside your home and make sure that the air you breathe is safe and harmless. Aside from improved air quality, you would also experience...

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Interior Design Trends For Your Home

People love to decorate their house with latest interior design trends. Everyone likes it when people compliment them on the interiors of their house. The more difficult thing then designing the interiors of the house is to design it a way that society can easily embrace. To keep up with the latest trends, people read about it in magazines, over the internet, consult design specialists etc. We hereby try to make it a little bit simpler for all those people who want to know what the latest interior design trends are. A good thing about the trends in interior home designing is that they don't change so quickly like trends in other industries like fashion, movies etc. So if you have recently designed your house with latest interiors then you don't need to worry about your designs being out of date any sooner. The latest trends are an amalgamation of traditional and modern interior designs. The use of natural materials and colors is aesthetically preferred these days. Hand craft items have also made a come back in interior designing trend. Earlier it was often used with traditional designs. Colorful textures and modern geometry along with use of glass or other see through objects in the interior designing is also catching up. Greener and natural options have become the latest trend in almost every aspect of life. Following with this...

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