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Mental Health – Page 4 – ElderKind

Mental Health

Five Lifestyle Changes that May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

It is estimated that more than five million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, which, according the National Institute on Aging, could very well triple by the year 2025. However, the amount of people that the disease affects far exceeds this millions of family members’ lives are consumed by what is often referred […]

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Coping with Dementia Affects Everyone

Caring for elderly relatives is rarely an easy experience, even for those individuals who have been doing so for many years. Every day brings with it a host of new challenges that need to be overcome, and there are often times when it seems there is nowhere to turn to for help and advice. The […]

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Why Socializing Helps Keep the Mind Sharp in Old Age

Advances in medical science are allowing people to live much longer than our ancestors. With this increased longevity people experience a decline in their physical function and perhaps even more devastatingly, loss of cognitive functions. Memory loss is becoming more common among the elderly. Naturally this is upsetting to both them and their loved ones. […]

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Higher Risk For Elderly Head Injuries

Did you know that a senior citizen not only has a higher risk of suffering a head injury and is more likely to have a more severe injury? Unfortunately, accidents happen and can have serious consequences with head injuries being one of them. The most common causes of head injuries in the elderly are falls, […]

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Five Questions to Ask Before Moving an Elderly Parent

Does your elderly parent have dementia? Here are five questions to ponder if you’re considering having mom or dad move in with the family. As a youngster growing up in a military family, moving was commonplace in fact, we moved six times before I was 12 years old. It’s not so familiar for my family, […]

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