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Phobias in Seniors

Mental health disorders in seniors at times remains undiagnosed due to misconception about growing older. There is the belief that two common mental health disorders – depression and anxiety – are a normal part of becoming older. However, this is untrue. Seniors are just as prone, if not more so, of developing mental health problems […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the Elderly

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in the Elderly

For people living in more Northern climates, winter can be dark, cold and dreary. All too often this puts a damper on spirits and spring and summer time is eagerly awaited. However, if you find that you experience depression during the winter months and return to your usual jovial self in spring and summer then […]

Is Depression Imagined or Real in the Elderly?

Is Depression Imagined or Real in the Elderly?

There is often a degree of apathy when it comes to depression in the elderly. To both seniors and their caregivers the question lingers as to whether depression is a normal part of getting old. Younger family members and friends may not always be understanding of the plight of seniors and even question whether the […]

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