Common Mental Health Issues for Seniors

Although recent years have seen a marked positive shift in terms of mental health awareness and public attitudes toward mental illness, mental health issues in older adults are still all too often overlooked, undiagnosed, or seen as taboo by some people. And for individuals in this position, deteriorating mental health can have serious consequences on their physical health and general well-being. Here, we’ll discuss some of the most common mental health issues that seniors deal with, their impact, and how older individuals can take steps to protect their mental health.

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Fall Prevention for Seniors

Falls pose a major health hazard for older adults. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one out of four (or 25%) of older adults experience a fall each year. Often, seniors who fall experience serious—or even deadly—consequences. Around 3 million seniors go to the emergency room each year for fall-related injuries (such as head trauma or broken bones). Falls are also responsible for more than 32,000 deaths among older adults annually. In total, falls represent the main cause of serious injury among older adults. 

Fortunately, falls can be prevented through a combination of lifestyle changes and home modifications. Here, we’ll discuss the factors that contribute to falls, go over some fall prevention tips, and discuss other steps you can take to keep yourself or your loved ones safe. 

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What Is a Memory Care Facility?

People living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia have a special set of needs and considerations. Often, the daily care needs of these individuals exceed the abilities or knowledge of their caregivers and/or standard retirement communities. A memory care unit is a specialized form of assisted living for patients experiencing memory loss.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, knowing more about your options, including memory care, can help you plan for the future. Here, we’ll go over some of the basics of memory care, what to expect, and how to know when to make the transition to memory care.

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The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

For many seniors, one of the biggest considerations that informs their decisions around long-term living and care is the desire to maintain their independence and autonomy.

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Why Creative Activities Matter for Seniors

Scientists have succeeded in identifying protective factors that can potentially help to stave off cognitive decline

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Decluttering and Downsizing for Seniors: Tips and Tricks

As we age, our needs change over time, especially with regard to our living situation

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Exercise and Cognitive Function

Cognitive function decline is a common concern for many seniors

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Financing Long-Term Care: What You Need To Know

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Sustainable Living for Seniors

Cognitive function decline is a common concern for many seniors

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