Tips for Seniors: Beating the Post-Holiday Blues

The joys of the holiday season can brighten up our lives. However, the highs of the holidays can also foreshadow the lows of the winter new year. The winter new year is often cold and gloomy compared to the joyous reunions of the family over the holidays. Due to this comparison, the post-holiday experience can feel quite lonely and depressing.  This is especially true for seniors, as they may live away from their friends and family and may not see them during this time.  beating the post-holiday blues can be...

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Common Myths and Misconceptions Related to Elderly Mental Health

Due to the activism of mental health specialists and activists, mental health and illness is a concept that is becoming more normalized and accepted in society. Having a mental illness can be challenging, and even debilitating at times so it is important to consider effective treatment. Mental illness is treatable but often the treatment is not utilized due to the associated misconceptions and stigma. This is also compounded by the stereotypes regarding senior health and wellness, placing blame on aging, or dementia for cognitive decline. These myths are one of...

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Caring For an Elderly Loved One after Stroke

Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be very difficult for many family caregivers so it is important to know what to expect. Strokes can affect people in different ways and can even lead to different types of long term issues, but there are some basic things that family caregivers can do to help their loved ones. In this article we would like to offer some information for family caregivers about caring for an elderly loved one after a stroke. Research The first thing that family caregivers should...

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