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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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Cognitive Health and Older Adults

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Mar 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Cognitive health, the ability to think clearly, learn and remember, is important for people of all ages, but maintaining proper brain functioning is a major factor for ensuring quality of life for older adults. There are a variety of methods that anyone can take advantage of to help improve your overall brain health. For example, physical activity, eating healthy, and learning new skills are all things that have been proven to help with thinking capabilities and brain health maintenance.

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Navigating Depression For Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Depression is classified as a mental illness that requires professional treatment including counseling and medication to alleviate symptoms. While it is normal for everyone to feel down from time to time, sadness that lingers for more than a couple weeks at a time can be an indicator of deeper issues. Clinical depression could be the culprit behind your senior’s moodiness. Detecting and treating depression is difficult enough in most individuals, but in seniors, the process can get tricky. If you are truly worried about whether your senior has depression, the first step should be to get in contact with a mental health professional in order to create an action plan.

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Depression in Older Adults

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

According to information from Harvard Medical School, one in 10 adults in the United States struggles with depression. Depression can change the way that people act and can get in the way of their daily life. Depression is often characterized by persistent feelings of sadness or anxiety and hopelessness but there are a number of other symptoms that can be associated with depression.

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Treating Depression In Seniors

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 14, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

While it’s normal for your senior to feel down from time to time, feelings of sadness should resolve themselves eventually. In cases of clinical depression however, these feelings may last for weeks and even months on end. The mental illness of depression is not well understood, but clinicians are growing to recognize the large role it can play in interfering with the daily lives of those who suffer from it. Seniors with clinical depression should seek out professional treatment in the form of counseling and medication in order to relieve the symptoms of this illness.

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Signs of Mental Illness in the Elderly

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM
 

With the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’d like to wrap up with short guide on identifying signs of mental illness in the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 20% of adults aged 55 or older have experienced a mental health concern. Mental Health is essential to overall physical well being, so it’s important that caregivers and relatives of the elderly are able to identify any signs of mental illness before they become endemic. 

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Senior Mental Health Disorders

Posted by Conor Denton on Feb 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM
 

As you age, senior mental health become more prominent in life. From Alzheimer’s to Dementia to PTSD, there is an abundance of health hazards that can pop up during your golden years. It’s imperative to have a keen awareness of these mental health deficiencies, so here are a few descriptions of the most common Mental Health disorders in the elderly.

 

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