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Posts tagged with “depression”

Managing the Emotional Fallout of Caregiving

Caregivers who repress their feelings say that other areas of their lives have suffered including personal time, time with family and friends, hobbies, marriage and relationships, and career.

Caring for the Caregiver

Home Instead Senior Care network research reveals that caregivers who hide their emotions are 2.3 times more likely than other caregivers to have experienced depression since becoming a caregiver.

My 87-year-old mother is frail and spends most of her time alone at home. I'm worried because we can't find anything that interests her. Do you have any suggestions?

Question: My mother has always been a caretaker—she has always taken care of anyone who needed anything done. She has always been busy. Even after a fall, she stayed busy sewing, crocheting, cooking, etc. Now after another fall—which broke her leg, left her unconscious on the floor overnight and resulted in hypothermia—she has suffered some…

Beat the Blues: Holiday Senior Care (4 of 4)

The holidays can be stressful, confusing or even depressing for seniors if their mental, physical & emotional needs are not taken into account.

Physical Should Follow Death of Spouse

The death of a spouse can have a dramatic and negative impact on an older adult. That’s why family caregivers should keep a close eye on a parent who has lost a spouse. A good first step is a doctor’s physical.

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