Keeping seniors' physical and mental health in check is always important as we get vulnerable with age. The mental health of seniors is something we don't talk about much.
Regardless of conditions, people crave connection and someone to open up their
Many caregivers and senior care facilities are encouraging chair yoga for their patients. Majority of the research that is available to us supports that exercise is extremely beneficial to the function of our brains. For those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease,
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition characterized by an experience of a traumatic event and following psychological impact so severe that it impairs normal function for an extended period of time.
The initial emotional shock, fear, anxiety, sadness,
Denial is a powerful defense mechanism that we all use unconsciously or willingly to cope with stressful situations. While it’s completely human to do so, denial should be seen as a stepping stone to handle related issues, rather than a
What is Anxiety
Anxiety is an overwhelming feeling that can consume your entire body and mind. People who have not experienced a panic attack don’t understand how it can affect you. There are many ways to deal with anxiety including therapy
Mental health issues are a very real concern for seniors. According to World Health Organization, approximately 15% of adults over the age of 60 suffer from a mental disorder — and this number doesn’t even include those who are undiagnosed.
Many people think that depression is a natural part of the aging process, but that is not true. In fact, there is actually a name for it, which is geriatric depression. Depression is common. Approximately 15 million people in the
As adults age, it’s common for their social connections to decrease due to lack of mobility, retirement, and other reasons. No matter the cause of senior isolation, it is crucial for caregivers to take extra measures to promote socialization. The
Some seniors may feel lonely after all their children have moved out. However, many others are actually pleased and ready to enjoy life, especially if their children hung around at home much longer than they should have. But, even those