Month: August 2016

Older People and Depression

Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at a time. . . . READ THE REST

Considering long-term care

Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person's health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. . . . READ THE REST

Sleep and aging: Addressing the inevitable changes

We all look forward to a good night's sleep. Sleep allows our body to rest and to restore its energy levels. Without enough restful sleep, not only can we become grumpy and irritable, but we can also be inattentive and more prone to accidents. Like food and water, adequate sleep is essential to good health and quality of life. . . . READ THE REST

Quitting Smoking When You’re Older

If you’re older, you may wonder if it’s too late to quit smoking. Or you may ask yourself if it’s even possible to quit at your age, especially if you’ve tried more than once and haven’t been successful. . . . READ THE REST

Tell me more

The recent death of a close family member has left me, among many other things, wanting more. . . . READ THE REST