Archives for older adults

NOW is The Time to Talk With Your Parents about Senior Housing and Care

NOW is the Time to Talk with Your Parents about Senior Housing and Care! If you dread approaching the subject with your parents about senior housing and care you are not alone.  For most of us this conversation is right up there with having “The Talk” with our teens about the birds and the bees – awkward and uncomfortable.  But the message I have for you today is that open, honest conversation NOW is so much better than trying to figure things out on your own later.  Equipping yourself with a strategy and clarifying your parents’ goals and preferences will
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Categories: Over Age 65, Senior Health, and Senior Housing and Care.

Hearing Loss and Aging

Hearing loss is a serious problem as people age and can lead to isolation, depression and social withdrawal. Many people experience mild to moderate hearing loss between the ages of 65 to 74 years old, and it’s been estimated that as many as 48% of those over age 84 may experience significant hearing loss. According to the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, there are currently more than 10,000,000 older Americans with age related hearing loss. Fortunately, because of medical advances and modern technology, there are solutions for most who are experiencing hearing impairment. The most common form of hearing impairment in the aging
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Categories: Over Age 65 and Senior Health.

Depression in Older Adults

Everyone experiences feelings of sadness on occasion. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depressive disorder is more prevalent in elderly adults than other age groups and often difficult to diagnose and treat. Depression is a common health problem that can lead to serious consequences if neglected. Learning to recognize the early warning signs of depression in older adults is essential for effective treatment and recovery. In seniors, depression can be difficult to identify. Many caregivers and family members mistake symptoms of late life depression for normal signs of aging. Depression symptoms include feelings of sadness or loss
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Categories: Depression.