Category: Senior Mental Health

Dementia and Communication Strategies: Nonverbal Techniques

It can be frustrating dealing with dementia, and communication strategies may not always be successful, particularly in the middle and later stages of the disease. Brain changes impact the ability to hear, process, and respond effectively to conversations, and it’s up to us, as caregivers to implement new approaches to communicating to more successfully connect […]

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Secrets to Happiness Despite Pain or Chronic Illness

Have you ever woken up and thought, “It’s definitely going to be one of those days!” Maybe your alarm didn’t go off, the hot water heater decided to stop working, and the dog chewed up one of your most loved shoes overnight. Then consider if each day were “one of those days!” For a person […]

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On the Brink of a Care Need: Managing Aging’s In-Between Stage

The earliest signs are likely to be so subtle that most people would not even recognize that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, pleasant, and conversational when visiting your family and while running errands. However, those closest to her have begun to recognize concerns: forgetting about the soup cooking on the stove, resulting in a […]

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