When you have a loved one with dementia, you’re bound to worry about them living independently. However, there are many ways you can help them stay safe and still allow them their sense of independence.

  1. Help Them Become Social

Individuals with dementia who are living by themselves, often can’t manage their day-to-day activities that well when they’re feeling lonely. The good news is you can get them involved socially such as encouraging them to:

  • Chat with people regularly
  • Join a support group
  • Read to kids at the library
  • Volunteer at a community organization or local school

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Purchasing a vehicle for your teenage driver can be challenging. Parents often struggle between safety and price. Many families can’t afford brand new vehicles categorized in the TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ category. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducted a national phone survey that showed 83% of families that purchased a vehicle for their teens, purchased a used one.

Teenage drivers become distracted easily while driving. Actually, 16- and 17-year old teens have three times the chance of being involved in a fatal crash. According to safety advocates, this is why teenagers require vehicles with technology intended on helping to prevent or survive crashes. It’s extremely essential parents consider safety when looking at their budget.

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Your vehicle has what’s known as a catalytic converter. It’s a small component underneath your vehicle that filters its emissions. And, lately, they’ve been targeted by thieves. While catalytic converters are meant for filtering your vehicle’s exhaust, thieves are using it to stuff their pockets with cash. Catalytic converter theft is on the rise and for car owners, it’s an expensive repair.

So, what makes a catalytic converter so valuable anyway? It’s the part’s platinum content. Thieves sell the stolen parts to scrap yards, and according to mechanics, it’s a simple crime without a whole lot of noise.

According to police, catalytic converters contain a few types of recyclable materials thieves can easily scrap for a quick buck which is what makes converters so valuable.

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