Between 14-20% of the nation’s senior population have one or more mental health issues, including bipolar disorders, depressive issues, dementia-related symptoms and substance abuse problems. Get expert tips on starting the conversation about senior care with a loved one who has a mental illness:
Getting treatment for early signs of dementia can help slow down the disease progression, and even completely treat some forms of dementia. So, it is important to understand the ways that the elderly can hide dementia symptoms:
Where in the world are the longest-lived people? Though we in the U.S. tend to think we own good health and longevity, the truth might surprise you – the small, remote island of Okinawa, Japan, is where you’ll find the world’s largest population of healthy older adults.
You may have an inkling that an elderly loved one is suffering from behavioral or cognitive problems, but are not quite sure how to approach the topic or get help. Here are 7 steps you can take to have a productive conversation that leads to getting help:
It’s no mystery that people are living longer these days and families are having to make tough choices for aging family members on a daily basis. Discover the care options that may be available to you when assisted living isn’t enough: