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Posts tagged with “senior depression”

Try to Keep Life Interesting For Homebound Senior Citizens

Seniors who find themselves confined to home and unable to do the things they have always loved are at increased risk of depression. A variety of resources can help, from computers to companionship.

Single Seniors Don’t Have to be Lonely

Loneliness can take its toll on older adults who have lost a spouse or find themselves without regular companionship.

My 75 year old mother has health issues and is depressed. She lives with me and expects me to spend all my free time with her. I've taken her to a support group but she refuses to attend. What can I do?

Question: My mother is diabetic and has had chronic depression all her life. Despite medication and re-adjustments, she has become a severe recluse and expects me to spend all of my free time with her. She is only 75 yrs old and is completely mobile. She can still drive, shop and perform most self care…

Nutritional Risks: The Warning Signs

Much can stand in the way of good nutrition for the elderly, and that can mean your mom or dad could fail to thrive like they should. Recognizing the warning signs of poor nutrition is the first step towards improving the health of your senior loved one.

Table Talk: How to Get Mealtime Conversations Going

Mealtime conversations are an important part of the dining experience, and can help seniors avoid feelings of depression. Caring Cards provide more than 50 questions on a wide range of topics that can help you engage a senior loved one in meaningful conversation and provide companionship.

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