Category: Senior Health

How to Identify and Avoid Holiday Depression in the Elderly

Although this time of year is typically viewed as the season of joy, for some older adults, the holidays are a period of profound sadness. And this year is no exception. Longing for holidays past, sadness over the loss of loved ones, and aging-related changes to health can intensify throughout the holiday season, and it’s […]

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Home Care During the Pandemic: Is It Safe?

For the past several months, family caregivers have had to face seemingly unsurmountable challenges related to the care of the seniors they love. With COVID-19’s particular dangers to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, such as COPD, diabetes, heart disease, and others that are common in seniors, families have struggled with how to […]

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One of the Most Challenging Dementia Behaviors and How to Help

Awkwardness. Discomfort. Disbelief. Shame. Many of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease displays disinhibited dementia behaviors, such as: Tactless or rude comments Unacceptable sexual remarks or advances Removal of clothes at improper times And other socially unacceptable actions

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Senior Safety: Is It Time to Schedule Elective Medical Procedures Yet?

The COVID-19 pandemic put our world on pause, including, among many other activities, healthcare appointments and procedures. As a matter of fact, approximately half of all adults either canceled or delayed routine medical care and elective treatments since the coronavirus crisis began, leading medical professionals to grow worried about the effects.

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