depression

April 3, 2018

3 Reasons Medical Marijuana is Beneficial for Seniors by Caregivers

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

Caregiver: 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 […]
March 23, 2018

The Importance of Counseling for Caregiver Burnout

Although caregiving is a uniquely rewarding experience, it is also a mentally and physically demanding job. Without proper support, it can take a toll on your health and your psyche. Burnout is a caregiver’s worst enemy, […]
March 22, 2018

Caregiving Hydration and Delirium

Did you know that: Delirium is different from dementia? Dehydration is a cause of delirium? Older adults can avoid delirium by staying hydrated?
March 20, 2018

Caregiver Tips for Keeping Seniors Busy and Active

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK As caregivers, we strive to meet all our loved ones’ needs. We give medication reminders, cook meals, manage doctor’s appointments and keep schedules. Our daily tasks can all be challenging, but one, in […]
December 29, 2017

Depression After Stroke by Caregiver

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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