Sleeping. Everybody needs it. Many of us don’t get enough of it.
These are common truths that almost everyone knows. But recently, I had the opportunity to learn quite a bit more about sleep, and how it affects health.
I came away
As people age, nutritional deficiencies, mental illnesses such as dementia, and other causes can affect the brain and its thinking processes. It’s no surprise that strange behavior often ensues, including seniors wearing certain garments or the entirety of an outfit
Living with Alzheimer's can cause confusion, stress and embarrassment when trying to interact in larger groups. It’s important to understand that Alzheimer's is a chronic, progressive degenerative disease. Over time, patients can have a hard communicating with others. This doesn’t
If you’re one of the fortunate adults who has one or both parents living, you may be curious about their aging process and the potential deterioration of physical and mental capabilities. A common problem of aging is the loss of
Mental illness has long been a taboo topic in our society—but even more so when it comes to older adults. While ageism influences many to assume it’s just “normal” to be sad when we get closer to end of life,
There is no shortage of posts written on the topic of family caregiving and self-care. You know the drill. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat right. Exercise. Stay social, and so on. These well-meaning messages may fall short of the
Being a caregiver is not an easy role. It can take an emotional, psychological and sometimes physical toll on people. It’s vital for caregivers to take care of themselves first in order to properly take care of their patient. Getting
Every 1.5 hours, an American adult over the age of 65 commits suicide. This is the unfortunate and dark reality that should be acknowledged and addressed.
Why do Seniors Struggle with Suicidal Thoughts?
As many people enter their 60s and 70s, they
What is Dementia?
Dementia is a broad term to describe the impairment of memory, communication and thinking. As we age, our cognitive abilities lower and memory loss becomes common with old age. Dementia is more extreme where that decline can greatly