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How to Avoid Depression Due to Chronic Illness

Signs of Depression Checklist

Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem, but is not often recognized or treated, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make existing depression worse. Caring for a spouse or family member also can add to those feelings of depression.

Caregiver Support Can Help Ward Off Depression, Illness

Life changes may increase the risk of depression in older adults. And if seniors are caring for spouses or other family members, that stress can intensify feelings of depression and even lead to illness and conditions such as diabetes. One answer is respite assistance, which can help family caregivers escape, even for a few hours a day or week.

Depression, Heart Disease, Diabetes…Could it be Low Vitamin D?

Depression can be a serious disease in older adults and the causes are often varied. Surprisingly simple solutions sometimes help counteract depression such as vitamin supplementation, according to research, and companionship. It's always important to first have a doctor's assessment to determine the causes of depression and the best course of action.

Reminiscing Helps Ward off Depression, Study Reveals

Remembering career accomplishments can help older adults maintain happiness in their senior years, according to research. Companionship and the assistance of a professional caregiver can be an important component of happiness throughout life as well.

Blue Mood Be Gone

For Seniors Who Suffer From Loneliness and Depression, Help is Available

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Fifth of All Medicare Patients Readmitted to Hospital

Seniors who are released from the hospital too soon can encounter problems that are costly for their health as well as the Medicare system. That’s why it’s important to ensure that an elderly loved one has the appropriate follow-up care as well as help at home to heal and recover.

Aerobics and Weights Good for Seniors with Diabetes

Exercise can do so much in helping seniors manage health conditions such as diabetes. One study reveals the rewards of aerobic and weight resistance. And don't discount the benefits of companionship in motivating older adults.

10 Diabetes Superfoods Seniors Can Say “Yes!” To

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