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Signs That It May Be Time to Consider In-Home Care

11/27/2021

If your aging parent, spouse, or loved one is happy living independently in their home there will likely come a time when they will need some extra help around the home and with daily tasks. Family members often step in to provide support but hiring an in-home ...

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Mental Health Awareness for Seniors

10/10/2021

Today is World Mental Health Day and the perfect time to have the important conversation about mental health in older age. Mental health issues can occur at any point in life, but older age is a major risk factor in developing a mental illness. Older adults may ...

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Grief vs. Depression in Aging Adults

06/19/2021

It is difficult to distinguish between grief and depression in an individual. It's even more difficult with aging adults since there are many other changes taking place at the time of diagnosis.

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Terminal Restlessness: This is What's Going On

02/13/2021

Terminal restlessness is a common syndrome that may occur near the end of life. People experiencing terminal restlessness show signs of physical, emotional, and/or spiritual restlessness, as well as increased anxiety, agitation, and cognitive decline. This occurs days ...

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Things To Consider as a Family Caregiver

10/18/2020

Becoming a nurse, and more importantly, a caregiver, isn’t something I just fell into. I wanted to take care of people. There is a special kind of heart one must have to be a caregiver. I’ve spent 32 years as a nurse. During this time, I have taken care of a numerous ...

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Animal Assisted Therapy for Seniors: Animals are Healers

09/23/2020

Imagine you're in the hospital. The doctor mentions the hospital's animal assisted therapy program and asks if you're interested. You say yes, and your doctor arranges for someone to tell you more about the program. Soon after that, a therapy dog and it's handler ...

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Are You Having Trouble Sleeping As You Age?

08/14/2020

One of the most common sleep disturbances in the population of older adults is insomnia. According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, as many as 50% of older adults complain about difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Prevalence of insomnia is higher in ...

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What Does Hearing Loss Have To Do With Dementia?

08/05/2020

Studies have shown that at least 2/3 of adults age 70+ have hearing loss in America, yet only about 16% of these individuals utilize hearing aids. At the same time, according to Alzheimers.net, by the year 2025, 7.1 million people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s ...

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What is Social Wellness?

07/15/2020

Let's face it, there's a "month" for everything but the kitchen sink, and there may be one for that as well. July has been deemed "Social Wellness Month," but it unfortunately doesn't get much attention. Perhaps it should for those who are most vulnerable to the ...

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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - What is the Difference?

06/07/2020

Okay, so we need to have a conversation about the brain, and bring to light the fact that the different forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are a major public health issue.

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