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Treating Anxiety in the Elderly
Jan15

Treating Anxiety in the Elderly

Many times, the health issues seniors deal with are generally outward and strictly physical. However, one’s health depends on both physical and mental aspects in order to live well. Honestly, someone could be completely healthy in terms of their physical health, but may still suffer from this increasingly common condition — generalized anxiety. Considering the prevalence and growing awareness of this issue, we’ll explore ways...

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Treatments for Seasonal Depression in Seniors
Nov30

Treatments for Seasonal Depression in Seniors

As the weather grows colder and winter holidays approach, not everyone feels the joy of the season. In fact, many seniors experience a decrease in their mood, energy, and outlook due to changing temperatures and daylight hours. This condition is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or seasonal depression, and it’s a serious concern for many seniors. Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability to migrate closer to the equator each...

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How to Support Someone with Fibromyalgia: Learn – Love – Listen
Oct06

How to Support Someone with Fibromyalgia: Learn – Love – Listen

If someone you love has fibromyalgia, it can be hard to understand what they’re going through. You know that they are constantly tired. You know that they are in pain. You know that their personality is changing and they experience confusion. Yet, it may be hard for you to believe that someone is actually suffering so much. Chances are, your loved one is frustrated by your lack of understanding. Know that your disbelief and ignorance...

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Depression in Seniors
Sep15

Depression in Seniors

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders among American adults. There are many different ways that people can experience depression though the most common are: major depression, persistent depressive disorder, and minor depression. Each person’s experience with depression can vary greatly in terms of severity and length. However, regardless of how depression manifests itself, it is important to recognize....

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7 Best Dogs for Seniors
Jul21

7 Best Dogs for Seniors

So, you’re thinking of adopting a dog either for yourself or for your senior loved one. Welcoming pets into your home can be extremely rewarding but it does require a lot of consideration. Although all dogs deserve a loving home, some breeds are better suited than others to adapt to your situation. Before you adopt, think about both your needs and the needs of the dog. After careful consideration, you can determine whether or...

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Mental Exercises for Seniors to Improve Memory
Jan27

Mental Exercises for Seniors to Improve Memory

Having a good memory is something that people of all ages hope for, but unfortunately, we aren’t all blessed with that gift. Most of us don’t have photographic memories and tend to forget things daily, which is inevitable. However, as we age, our memory becomes a more serious concern and mental exercises could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. If you are unfamiliar, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that “slowly destroys...

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