Identifying and Treating Depression in the Elderly – Part 1

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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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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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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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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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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Criteria for Comparing Assisted Living Communities

By madwire / September 30, 2017

Finding the right assisted living community for yourself or a loved one is absolutely crucial. You’re not just picking a new home; you’re picking a community and a lifestyle. Putting work in on the front end to ensure you find a good fit will save you the hassle and stress of moving into a community…

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Assisted Living vs. Skilled Nursing

By madwire / September 18, 2017

Senior living has made massive strides in the past decade, and The Heritage is on the leading edge. However, we’ve found that many people haven’t caught up to us and realized just how uniquely powerful assisted living can be. Instead, they immediately think “nursing home” when the subject of senior living comes up. This is…

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You Have Options – Types of Elder Care

By madwire / August 16, 2017

Some things simply get more difficult as you age. It’s a reality that we all face (or will), and not many people are fans. However, a lot of people make it harder on themselves than necessary by assuming care isn’t available for their needs (or they don’t need care). The thing is, the senior care…

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