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Category: Senior Mental Health

The Top Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

The cool dampness of fresh soil. The heat of the sunshine. The joyous music of songbirds. Gardening has the capacity to engage so many of our senses. Even more, there are a wealth of positive health benefits of gardening for seniors. No matter what the ability level or any space restrictions, there’s always a way […]

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Staying Safe on Dating Apps: Protecting Seniors from Online Scammers

It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started; a year of fear, isolation, and loneliness for many seniors. Physical distancing has taken away the ability to provide the comfort and warmth of an embrace or even an in-person smile in many cases. Yet humans are social creatures, and this decrease in socialization has […]

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3 Key Benefits of Family Therapy for Senior Caregivers

There are certain milestones we may encounter in our lives that, while not necessarily negative, are known stressors. Losing a job. Starting a new job. Getting married. Getting divorced. And one that we in the home care industry are particularly mindful of: the impact on family members who are caring for aging parents. Family therapy […]

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5 Tips For Dementia and the Fear of Being Alone

Primary caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s disease are frequently all too familiar with the difficulty experienced in trying to take a quiet minute or two alone – to use the restroom, get a quick shower, or even step into another room. Dementia and a fear of being alone often go hand in hand, and those […]

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