Category: Senior Depression

How to Identify and Prevent Holiday Depression in Seniors

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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Help Seniors Stay Connected with Video Conferencing

Think about the most ideal holiday season you are able to imagine. While that image will vary a little for each of us, it typically includes good food, lights, gifts, and traditions passed down through the generations. However, what absolutely holds true for all of us is the joy in spending time with the people […]

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Coping with Dementia During COVID-19

Loneliness. Confusion. Isolation. These feelings are getting to be commonplace for a number of us during a global pandemic pandemic. However, if you factor in the element of dementia, the challenges and frustrations are elevated to an entirely new level.  Take, as an example, the short-term memory loss inherent in dementia. A family care provider trying to find the […]

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The Dangers of Senior Loneliness – and How to Help

With well over 325 million people living in the U.S. alone, it is difficult to imagine that loneliness in seniors could be so common. Nevertheless, over half of all seniors live alone, and more than a million of them are likely to be chronically lonely. In fact, virtually half of older adults studied stated that their […]

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