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Understanding Elderly Depression and … Happiness

Happiness and contentment are important to a quality, purposeful life. What makes people feel happy and content is different for each person and often...
Elderly Depression

Elderly Depression and Other Indicators of Well-Being

For many caregivers, prediction and planning are two of the most powerful tools used to maintain high-quality care for seniors. The Federal Interagency Forum...

Is it Dementia or Depression? Checklists to Tell the Two Apart

As someone ages, things change in the person’s body and mind. He might start to think slower or make mistakes; she may just seem...
Life Review

How a “Life Review” Consoles the Elderly and Counteracts Late Life Depression

Erik Erikson, a psychologist born in Germany who lived from 1902 to 1994, said there are eight stages of human psycho-social development. He later...
Depression and Dementia

Depression and Dementia Go Together Like Horse and Carriage: Signs and Symptoms to Monitor

Scientists know depression and dementia are like a horse and carriage—they often go together. Harvard Medical School warns in its Health Watch newsletter that...
A close-up of a senior woman sitting at home at Christmas time.

10 Helpful Ways For Caregivers To Manage Holiday Stress

The added stress of the holidays can tip the scales toward burnout mode. Here’s your guide to being less bah humbug and more jolly...
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12 Thoughtful Gifts for Seniors in Assisted Living

When everything you own has to fit in a single room, there aren’t many gifts worth getting. For the senior who has it all,...
Senior couple walking dog

9 Incredible Benefits Of Walking For 30 Minutes A Day

Going for regular, brisk walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health. While exercise is known to...
Older adults celebrating

9 Ways For Seniors To Stay Mentally Sharp

Cognitive change is a normal part of the aging process. Some cognitive abilities, like vocabulary, are resilient to brain aging. Others, such as processing...
Woman looking down, worried

8 Tips For Managing Caregiver Stress

Caring for an older adult can be rewarding, but stress is part of the challenging job. If left unchecked, stress can lead to burnout,...

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