Mental Health

Navigating grief as a caregiver after the loss of a loved one

As a caregiver, you pour your heart and soul into providing comfort and care to your loved one during their time of need. But when your loved one passes, the void left behind can be overwhelming, and the grieving process even more complicated. It can be a challenging and emotional time filled with a mix …

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5 Ways to Help the Elderly Overcome Post-Holiday Blues

After a festive season filled with pretty lights, family time, fun events, and holiday traditions, January can feel lackluster. The post-holiday blues affect both young and old alike, but elders are more vulnerable to holiday depression. They might end up feeling lonely, depressed, and just not up for any socializing.  Here are our top five …

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How to Help Seniors Combat Loneliness During Holiday Season

Holidays are a time of joy and laughter, being with family, reconnecting with loved ones, and rejuvenating for the new year. Many seniors, however, feel isolated and unhappy during this time of the year. We understand that navigating the holiday season with your elderly loved ones can be stressful and emotional for the caregivers. Here …

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Taking Care of Yourself While Caring For Someone With Cancer

A cancer diagnosis affects everyone surrounding the person diagnosed. Fortunately, there are many new innovative treatments available which have positively changed survivor statistics. There are also many support groups and resources for both the cancer patient and their caregiver(s). Unlike in the past, most cancer treatments are received in outpatient treatment centers, not hospitals. This …

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5 Fun Outdoor Activities for Seniors Living with Dementia

As your loved one’s dementia progresses, finding activities you can enjoy together may become more complex. For example, you might be interested in taking a trip to the beach or hiking through a nearby forest, but you’re afraid that it will be too stressful for your loved one. The best way to keep your loved …

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How to Help Seniors Overcome Post-Holiday Season Depression

The New Year has rolled in, resolutions set, and the holiday lights are ready to hibernate for another year. It’s that time when Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) makes its yearly appearance among young and old alike, in parts due to gloomy weather, and due to a marked decrease in social gatherings, especially after a hectic …

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Lowering Dementia Risks – Look After Your Heart, Body, and Mind

Lowering Dementia Risks – Look After Your Heart, Body, and Mind The 2020 report of the Lancet Commission, comprising 28 leading experts in dementia, has identified 12 modifiable lifestyle risk factors that contribute to 40% of dementia cases in the world. While factors like your family history, age, and genetics are unchangeable, introducing healthy alterations …

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