Depression Calls for Professional Medical Help

Depression is a very serious condition and mood disorder that should not be confused with sadness or loneliness. Everyone feels sad sometimes. A person may experience grief after the death of a spouse or other family member, but in time they get over these feelings and life goes on. Depression, however, does not usually go…

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When is Memory Loss More than Mild Forgetfulness?

  June 2019 is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and many people are wearing purple in solidarity with AD Awareness Month. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that over five million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States.…

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The Stress of Sudden Financial Loss for Seniors

Sudden financial loss is very stressful, but for seniors over the age of 65 it can be deadly. A study published by researchers from Northwestern University School of Medicine, April 3, 2018 in the journal of the American Medical Association JAMA showed that suffering a major financial loss comes with a 50% chance of early…

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Seniors and Malnutrition

When we hear the word malnutrition we tend to think of people starving in third world countries, but in truth malnutrition can exist among the elderly in the United States. Malnutrition is not starvation, but it means that even if someone is getting enough food, they may not be getting good quality food that contains…

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Insufficient Vitamin D has been found to Raise Risk for Depression in Seniors by 75%

Depression is Dangerous for Seniors Depression is a very dangerous state for seniors, as untreated depression can lead to suicide or suicidal attempts, especially among those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. An association has also been found with depression and serious neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, dementia and multiple sclerosis (MS). However, no one is certain…

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Recreational Therapy for Seniors at its Best

Benefits of Recreation Therapy Wards off Aging and Helps to Preserve Cognitive Function When you are looking for a short or long-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation solution for yourself or your loved one, be sure to also check out what recreational activities are available. Recreational therapy offers a lot of benefits. Studies have shown…

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Green Areas Shown to Protect Seniors from Frailty

Seniors who Lived in Green Areas Protected from Frailty A new study From Hong Kong was published February 2, 2018, in JAMDA, the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  Participants in the study were 3240 Chinese seniors who were followed up for two years and results showed that those who lived in an area with…

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Moving your Loved one to Assisted Living or Long-Term Care

There is no doubt that the most difficult decision a family caregiver has to make is when to move their loved one to assisted living or a long-term skilled nursing care facility. Making the decision is often accompanied by feelings of guilt, especially if your loved one is not in favor of such a move.…

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Occupational Therapy a Way for Seniors to Improve Skills and Relax

Occupational Therapy for Seniors has Nothing to do with Having an Occupation The main goal of occupational therapy is to raise the quality of life in seniors stricken with various diseases, disabilities and cognitive problems by engaging them in beneficial activities to keep their minds and fingers busy in order to have a better quality…

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Pet Visits are Good for Seniors

Pet Visits When it’s time to leave home, whether for a short time in rehabilitation or for a long-term care treatment center, you can be comforted knowing family members and friends will all be able to come and visit you. But what about your little Fi Fi or Laddie? Rest assured there are rehabilitation facilities…

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