Identifying and Treating Depression in the Elderly – Part 2

Identifying and Treating Depression in the Elderly – Part 2

By madwire / January 11, 2018

Is your elderly loved one depressed? How do you know? In our last blog, we discussed a few significant indicators that your loved one is struggling mentally and trying to hide it from you. In today’s blog, we want to share a few more depression red flags and discuss what you can do to make…

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Identifying and Treating Depression in the Elderly – Part 1

By madwire / January 4, 2018

Most of us know that depression can hit anyone at any time, but all too often, we fail to think about the elderly. We shouldn’t. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), over 15 percent of elders struggle with depression every day. Additionally, 25 percent of America’s elders report unshakable feelings of sadness.…

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Tips for Leveraging Your Long-Term Care Insurance

By madwire / December 30, 2017

Life has a lot of ups and downs. We all navigate them the best we can, and we hope to be able to retire comfortably. You will probably accumulate several types of insurance policies as you go, and making the most of them can be the difference between good retirement living and a stressful situation.…

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Common Balance Challenges for Seniors

By madwire / December 16, 2017

Once we learn how to balance when we’re little, many new things become possible. Climbing in and out of the tub, using the stairs, stepping off curbs, and riding a bike are all great actions made possible by balance. For a majority of your life, you’ll be able to enjoy good balance and the only…

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Tips for Comparing Assisted Living Facilities

By madwire / December 2, 2017

The search for an assisted living community is a lot like searching for a house to buy: you are looking for a home. You’re looking for a place where you won’t just feel safe and comfortable, but also feel like you can thrive. It should have opportunities to connect and dive into your passions. It…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease – Part 2

By madwire / November 30, 2017

Does your family have a history of Alzheimer’s disease? If so, you may go back and forth between trying not to think about it and worrying intensely, especially if you have aging parents. The instant you see a change in their behavior, your mind probably jumps to Alzheimer’s and you wonder if you’re seeing its…

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Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease – Part 1

By madwire / November 16, 2017

When people hear “Alzheimer’s,” they immediately think about memory loss. While memory loss does occur, it’s actually one of the more advanced symptoms of the disease. Alzheimer’s starts out with smaller, more subtle symptoms. If your family has a history of the disease, it’s a good idea to keep a sharp eye on aging loved…

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Ways to Make Your Loved One Feel Special This Thanksgiving

By madwire / November 2, 2017

November is here, and that means the holidays are coming our way. The holiday season starts with Thanksgiving, a great holiday that usually brings family, delicious food, and amazing desserts. However, the fun doesn’t have to stop there! There is a lot more you can do for your loved one, especially if he or she…

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What to Expect at a Medicare Wellness Appointment

By madwire / October 30, 2017

Have you heard about medical wellness visits? They are a relatively new development in the healthcare world, and as a result, not many people understand exactly what they are. If you don’t know what happens during a wellness visit, how much the visit costs, and what exactly the visit is for, you aren’t alone. These…

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Common Questions About Affording Senior Living

By madwire / October 16, 2017

Are you or a loved one heading for assisted living? If so, you have a lot of exciting opportunities ahead of you. Your grandparents didn’t have the options you do today. However, people can get intimidated by the landscape of senior living, especially by how expensive it can be. However, people often perceive the expenses…

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