depression

May 24, 2018

Caregivers Depression Among Elderly People

You’re visiting your elderly Dad, and notice that he just doesn’t seem to have his old “spark.” He speaks slowly. He doesn’t want to go out. He spends his time watching TV or falling asleep during […]
May 21, 2018

Caregivers to Do When a Senior Refuses to Bathe and Change Their Clothes

The issue of elders who were once reasonably clean adults refusing to take showers and wear fresh clothes is one that is far more common than most people think. To remedy this often-malodorous situation, it is […]
April 3, 2018

3 Reasons Medical Marijuana is Beneficial for Seniors

Many of today’s seniors were most likely middle-aged during the Regan-era war on drugs. Weed was the gateway drug and considered just as dangerous as crack-cocaine. Anti-weed PSAs were aplenty, making the perils of using pot […]
April 2, 2018

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Depression

Everyone feels blue now and then. It’s part of life. But if your loved one no longer enjoys activities that they once liked, they may have a more serious problem. Being consistently depressed can change the […]
December 29, 2017

Depression After Stroke

Nearly two-thirds of people who experience a stroke also find themselves battling depression. It can be attributed to a variety of causes including the emotions due to physical losses or simply the overwhelming reality of going […]
January 4, 2016

Insomnia: The Caregiver’s Role

A growing number of seniors today face the difficulty of sleep disorders, commonly referred to as insomnia. Up to 30% of the elderly experience infrequent sleep patterns, apnea (the stoppage of breath), and waking up too […]
April 28, 2015

Caregiver Tip #7

Watch out for signs of depression, and know where to get professional help if you need it!  Doctors routinely prescribe anti-depressants to take the edge off of a depression that is the result of a chemical […]
March 31, 2015

Caregiving: The Grief Process: Depression

An excerpt from my book:  One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships Depression The next stage is depression. Losing the quality of life you once had can cause you to wonder if life is […]

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