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About Senior Depression

About Senior Depression

Depression is relatively common among older adults.  That is not to say that it is normal.  Depression goes beyond “feeling blue” or “a little sad.”  Depression can be a debilitating condition like any other disease. It is, therefore, essential to know how to...

The Risks of Summer Sun for Seniors

The Risks of Summer Sun for Seniors

As summer approaches, the warm sun beckons everyone outdoors. However, too much sun exposure can pose significant health risks for senior citizens. Understanding these dangers and taking proactive steps to mitigate them is crucial for their well-being. There are...

Combating Loneliness in Senior Adults

Combating Loneliness in Senior Adults

Loneliness, though a significant challenge for senior adults, is not insurmountable. With their resilience and the support of their communities, seniors can combat loneliness and lead fulfilling lives. Understanding Loneliness Loneliness is the feeling of being alone,...

May is National Older Americans Month

May is National Older Americans Month

National Older Americans Month May, a month of spring and renewal, also marks the celebration of National Older Americans Month in the United States. This observance is a testament to the seniors who, with their resilience, have shaped our nation through their...

IMST: A Breath of Fresh Air for Senior Health

IMST: A Breath of Fresh Air for Senior Health

NOTE: No compensation will be paid to the author of this article by the companies whose products are mentioned. Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training is a form of exercise which focuses on strengthening the...

Hospice FAQs

Hospice FAQs

When considering hospice care, people often have several key questions to ensure they make informed decisions for themselves or their loved ones. Here is a list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about some of the most common inquiries: What is Hospice Care? Hospice...

Dermatillomania (Skin Picking) in Older Adults

Dermatillomania (Skin Picking) in Older Adults

Excoriation disorder, also known as skin picking disorder, is a mental health condition (Dermatillomania) where a person compulsively picks, scratches, or digs at his or her skin, causing wounds, scars, and infections. This behavior can affect any part of the body,...

Cautions for Seniors with Hypertension

Cautions for Seniors with Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that affects about 70% of adults over 65 years old.  It occurs when the force of blood against the artery walls is too high, which can damage the blood vessels and organs over time. Hypertension can increase...

How AI Scams Target Senior Citizens

How AI Scams Target Senior Citizens

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful technology that can perform various tasks, such as speech recognition, image analysis, and natural language processing. However, AI can also be used for malicious purposes, such as scamming unsuspecting victims, especially...

The Remarkable Attributes of “Super Agers”

The Remarkable Attributes of “Super Agers”

In the quest to understand the secrets of longevity, a particular group of elderly individuals stands out. They are known as “super agers,” a term coined to describe those who reach advanced ages with their mental faculties remarkably intact. These extraordinary...