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More than a Feeling: What Happiness Does to the Elderly?

It is tempting to prioritize or perhaps solely focus on the physical health of the elderly individuals. Loved ones sometimes turn a blind eye to the psychological welfare of the aging and sick, not knowing that a good mental health goes far beyond than just feeling good. There is more than caregivers can do than … Continue reading

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3 Little Things Caregivers Can Do to Brighten Up an Elderly’s Day

Oftentimes, people are too focused on providing assistance to the elderly individuals that they forget about the latter’s mental well-being. Some people get nearsighted about merely helping older adults with chores, mobility, hygiene, and medication that they overlook the aging individuals’ emotional condition. Aside from taking measures for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s, all older … Continue reading

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The Power of Words: What You Should Not Say to Your Senior Loved One

Words are powerful. They can either uplift or break a person’s spirit. This holds especially true for elders. It is probably because old age makes a person more sensitive. When taking care of your senior loved one, you should be extra careful about the things you say to them to avoid hurting their feelings. Allied … Continue reading

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The Dark Side: 5 Things No One Tells You About Geriatric Depression

It is okay to feel sad and blue sometimes. These feelings are a normal part of everyday life. However, you should not confuse sadness with depression. Depression is a mood disorder wherein a person experiences profound sadness that lasts for weeks, months, or years. Contrary to what other people think, depression does not discriminate. It … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Take a Break from Caregiving

Enjoying your personal space and spending leisure time sound like an impossible luxury to a busy caregiver. But you deserve it – as well as the senior you’re taking care of. Put it in your daily to-dos. Allow yourself to rest without feeling guilty about it and find time to do things you enjoy on … Continue reading

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