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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Seniors

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition in which some traumatic event leaves a severe psychological impact on a person to the extent that it impairs their ability to function normally. The traumatic event is usually a direct personal experience of an event that involves serious injury, death or the threat of harm […]

Marijuana (Cannabis) Use Among Seniors

It is quite unimaginable to many that seniors are regular marijuana users. However, it is a reality although marijuana use may not be as widespread among the elderly. A study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has indicated that the use of marijuana is on the increase among seniors. In fact as […]

Relocating to Another Country in the Senior Years

Retirement brings about the prospect of many exciting adventures for some seniors. Less responsibility as children leave the homestead, mortgages finally paid off and no work commitments to restrict travel and personal time allows seniors to explore new avenues in life. The more adventurous senior may even look at moving abroad and spending their retirement […]

Sunlight Is Important for Healthy Bones in the Elderly

Most seniors prefer a quieter life indoors compared to the more prolific outdoor activities experienced earlier in life. While prolonged sun exposure gets a lot of negative media attention, and rightfully so with the risk of skin cancer, it does play a very important role in maintaining healthy bones. For most of us, the idea […]

Pets and Human Animal Interaction in the Senior Years

Pets are more than just animal companions. Over time they become members of the family, especially with more domesticated animals like cats and dogs. The benefits of having a pet in the senior years are innumerable, particularly when an older person is living alone or does not have other senior companions within the home or […]


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