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By Melissa Rayworth The Associated Press

Giving the gift of memory: 2 easy DIY projects

For elderly people struggling with memory loss, one of the toughest things can be forgetting the details of their own lives. What must it be like when you struggle to recall something you were sure you’d never forget ‚Äî the name of an old friend, perhaps, or a favourite city where you once lived, or the meal you always cooked at the holidays?

Painting the hardwood: a creative solution to worn floors

Worn and faded hardwood floors can drag down the look of a room. But having scuffed floors sanded down and re-stained can be expensive and messy.

One alternative that’s gaining popularity: painting older hardwood floors. You can add solid colour, stripes, or any imaginable stenciled or hand-drawn patterns to a floor.