Covid-19 and the 2021-2022 flu season With hospitals across the country already overwhelmed with COVID-19 hospitalizations, getting a flu shot to reduce the spread of respiratory illness is more important than ever. Flu vaccination is especially important for adults 65 years and older, who account for most hospitalizations and deaths from flu and from Covid-19. … Read moreFlu Vaccine for Seniors: Covid-19 and the 2021-2022 Flu Season
Permanent impermanence weighing you down? World-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Richard J. Davidson, shares some lessons learned in the past 18 months to support your mental health.
Why do seniors refuse to take medicine? Many families struggle to convince seniors to take medication that’s absolutely necessary for their health. Some older adults refuse on principle – I’ve never taken medicine in my life! I’m certainly not starting now. Others refuse because they’re suspicious, often due to Alzheimer’s or dementia – What’s that? … Read more6 Ways to Convince Seniors to Take Medication
Chronic caregiving presents risks for caregivers, so being vigilant and disciplined about a few specific behaviors can prevent caregivers from feeling drained.
They sound the same, but are different services The words “home health care” and “home care” sound so similar, most people assume they’re the same thing. But they’re not the same and there are some important differences. We explain what home health care is, what in-home care is, how they can be used together, and … Read moreHome Health Care vs Home Care: What’s the Difference?
Lots of people seem to be rethinking their careers right now. How do you know if you should stay or if you should go?
So often, books and treatment are focused on the partner with the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) while spouses receive significantly less support but are equally in distress.
One day, mental health professionals and school support staff may be able to use social media to help identify, diagnose, and treat mental illness.
Medication can’t always solve difficult dementia behaviors When someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia has challenging behaviors like aggression, anxiety, or agitation, it can be exhausting and frustrating for caregivers. The first solution that comes to mind might be behavioral medication, usually antipsychotics. Unfortunately, these medications are typically not helpful. We found a handy tip sheet … Read more6 Things to Try Before Using Antipsychotic Medications for Dementia Behaviors
How do we improve mental health care for athletes?