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How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and Depression

How Group Activities Can Shake Off Sadness and DepressionSeniors living on their own are susceptible to social isolation, which in turn can bring on feelings of depression. Those who move into assisted living have the opportunity to overcome social isolation by interacting with other residents and by participating in group activities.

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How to Select a Nursing Home in a Crisis

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nursing homeWhat do you do when your parents are in sudden need of a dramatic increase in care?

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Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and Treatment

Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and Treatment

Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and TreatmentMental illness in older adults is a complex topic and a growing concern as the percentage of our senior population increases. The elderly are often at higher risk for mental illness than younger age groups, which makes detecting the signs, getting an accurate diagnosis, and the right treatment particularly critical. …Read more ›

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“Winter Blues” and Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Winter Blues” and Seasonal Affective Disorder

“Winter Blues” and Seasonal Affective DisorderPeople have different reactions to the close of one year and the beginning of a new one. In early January, many eagerly anticipate a fresh start as the year gets underway. But others may be experiencing a post-holiday let-down or the onset of  “winter blues.” (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 9/3/14 Recap: Managing Aging Declines

Review highlights from this week's conversation about the challenges (and opportunities) inherent in aging declines.

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 57 new and returning participants talked about the grief, challenges and even opportunities associated with the declines of aging — both for the caregiver and the career.You can review this week’s questions in this Storify segment, featuring highlights from our chat participants:

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#ElderCareChat 2/20/13 Recap: Mental Health & Aging Issues

Get chat highlights and access to the full conversation transcript in this post.This Wednesday, 37 participants confronted a difficult but nonetheless important subject during our real-time Twitter forum: mental health and aging issues. CDC stats from 2004 say that 67% of nursing home residents have mental disorders. A recent Institute of Medicine report said 1 in 5 US seniors has a mental health or substance …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat to Cover Mental Health & Aging Issues

Join the Twitter conversation at 1pm ET today to discuss mental health issues facing seniors and their caregivers in all settings.Last week, we covered a tough topic in assisted living: mental health issues. (Read the post here.) Today at 1pm ET, we will explore that topic in more detail during our bi-monthly #ElderCareChat on Twitter, a forum that …Read more ›

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Internet Use Cuts Depression Among Senior Citizens

Spending time online reduces depression by 20 percent for senior citizens, the Phoenix Center reports in a new Policy Paper released today. In addition to the quality of life benefits, the Policy Paper said reducing the incidence of depression by widespread Internet use among older Americans could trim the nation’s health care bill.

“Maintaining relationships with friends and family at a time in life when mobility becomes increasingly limited is challenging for the elderly,” says …Read more ›

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