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Grief vs. Depression in the Elderly: A Guide for Caregivers


As part of the aging process, older adults commonly experience losses like the death of a friend, family member, or pet; changes in health; and gradual declines of mobility and independence. These and other losses often lead to grief and mourning, and working through those feelings is an important part of your loved one’s emotional wellness. However, there’s no timeline for grief. So, as a caregiver, how do you know when your loved one is struggling and needs extra support? The signs might not be easy to spot. “Depression in seniors is very unique,” says Ardeshir Hashmi, MD, section chief of [...]

Grief vs. Depression in the Elderly: A Guide for Caregivers2022-06-23T11:46:15-04:00

Assisted Living vs. Independent Living: What’s the Difference?


For retirees considering senior living options, remaining independent is one of the main concerns. Staying in your longtime house is comfortable and familiar, so it often feels like the ideal scenario. But it can be isolating, and it requires regular maintenance and endless chores. Health issues can make all those household responsibilities more difficult. Moving into a retirement community, though it may seem like a daunting or restricting change, can actually allow retirees to take advantage of a newfound freedom—even those who need some assistance with daily living routines. But which type of senior community fits your needs? Let’s look at [...]

Assisted Living vs. Independent Living: What’s the Difference?2022-03-22T09:14:32-04:00
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