3 Tips for Handling Depression in Seniors

3 Tips for Handling Depression in Seniors

Many older adults suffer from depression. It can be a side effect of medications or come on because of the difficulties of a chronic condition, loneliness, or the loss of a loved one. No matter what the cause is, it’s important that seniors who exhibit signs of...
Memorize These Six Signs of a Scam

Memorize These Six Signs of a Scam

An 88-year-old woman is one of the latest victims of the sweepstakes scam. She lost $160,000 in order to get the millions the scammer claimed she’d won through the Publishers Clearing House. She’s not alone. This scam has been around for years and has...
What Might Be Creating Depression for Your Aging Adult?

What Might Be Creating Depression for Your Aging Adult?

You might not realize it, but your senior could be dealing with depression. If you’re not sure why that could be the case, these are just a few of the situations that can contribute to elderly depression. Experiencing Grief and Loss Grief and loss are a part of life,...
Should You Ever Lie to Your Senior?

Should You Ever Lie to Your Senior?

Eventually you might find yourself at a crossroads of sorts as a caregiver. You’re going to need to decide if it’s more important for you to always tell your senior exactly the truth or if you’re going to sometimes lie in order to help her to feel calmer and more...
Sensory Time with Seniors

Sensory Time with Seniors

What is sensory stimulation? Sensory stimulation or multi-sensory stimulation, refer to a variety of techniques that are intended to stimulate the senses with the intention of increasing mental alertness and reducing agitation. How could sensory stimulation activities...
Signs a Senior Has Fall Allergies

Signs a Senior Has Fall Allergies

Many people suffer from allergy symptoms in the fall. They’re caused by plants that release pollen in the fall, like ragweed, and the mold that grows on fallen leaves. Since most people associate seasonal allergies with the spring, fall allergies can sometimes be...
Should Seniors Have an Annual Memory Check?

Should Seniors Have an Annual Memory Check?

According to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) around 7 percent of people who are in their early 60s have mild cognitive impairment. That number goes up to 38 percent in people aged 85 and older. That’s why the AAN is urging medical providers to conduct a memory...