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Joe Gilmore

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Tips For Dealing With Sundowning

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Sundowning is a major issue for many senior citizens who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The term refers broadly to a number of symptoms occurring in elderly patients after the time of sunset.

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Topics: Alzheimers

How Depression Can Affect Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Depression is a serious mood disorder that can affect anyone of any age. Depression is more than just feeling sad or upset, is a serious problem that causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle day-to-day activities like sleeping, eating, and working.

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Topics: Senior Mental Health

Seniors And Social Media

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Technology, including social media, holds a number of positive benefits and can help to improve, enhance, and enrich our lives. This goes for everyone of all ages, including senior citizens.

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Topics: Senior Activities

Prescription Medication And Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Substance abuse, especially with prescription medication, is a serious issue for everyone of all ages, including senior citizens. One of the most commonly used substances across the nation is prescription medications. Unfortunately, these types of drugs can lead to a number of different health problems if they aren’t used properly.

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Topics: Senior Health

How Friendships Can Help Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Everyone knows how helpful certain things like exercise, diet, and sleep can be for your health, but one thing that is often overlooked is friendships and social interaction. It is so important for people of all ages to create, nurture, and maintain friendships. Having a strong and supportive social circle can help you live a longer and healthier life.

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Topics: Senior Friends

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As the geriatric population in the country continues to grow year after year, many older adults are starting to suffer from substance abuse at higher rates. According to one study published in Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, the older population in the country is expected to increase from 40.3 million to 72.1 million in the 20-year period between 2010 and 2030.

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Topics: Senior Health

Dealing With Depression As A Caregiver

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Caregiving for an older individual or loved one can be a difficult, yet rewarding role; unfortunately, caregiving can lead to a number of different problems, including depression. Caregiver stress is one of the most difficult problems that those caring for an aging loved one can deal with.

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Topics: Caregiving

Seniors And Technology Use

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Seniors have generally been late to adopt new technology and information systems compared to younger people. However, as technology use continues to evolve and deepen, seniors digital life seems to be increasing.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Creating A Safe Environment For A Senior With Alzheimer's

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As we age, our bodies can weaken and we can experience degenerative physical and mental disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slow disrupts and destroys cognitive ability and memory and thinking skills.

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Topics: Alzheimers

Senior Scams May Signal Cognitive Impairment

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Recent studies have shown that older adults who are less likely to detect scams may be at an increased risk of developing dementia and other issues associated with cognitive impairment.

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Topics: Senior Mental Health

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