December 5, 2019

How to Keep Spirits Bright this Holiday Season

  For many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, as visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and festive parties dance in our heads. But for many seniors, who may be facing the holidays without a spouse or other loved ones, the holidays can be of time of sadness and even depression. Additionally,... Read More
June 5, 2019

Sleep Is an Essential Part of Healthy Aging

  The reason for sleep has been a mystery to researchers for millennia. For many of us, sleep may seem like wasted time. Think of all the things you could be doing, new adventures you could be having and places you could be exploring if your body didn’t get tired each day. But, as it... Read More
May 20, 2019

Are Memory Issues a Cause for Concern?

  Janet was walking her dog and ran into a neighbor. She started to say “hello” and then realized she couldn’t remember the woman’s name.   We’ve all experienced something similar to the example above. And as we grow older, these kind of episodes may become more common. As you age, you may find it... Read More
October 22, 2018

How You Can Help a Loved One Living with Depression

  October is Depression Awareness month. Unfortunately, depression in the elderly is frequently undiagnosed, often because the person suffering from the disease doesn’t discuss it, seeing it as a sign of weakness. Symptoms of depression – exhaustion, lethargy, isolation and loss of interest in daily activities – can be signs of other medical conditions, such... Read More
August 20, 2018

The Role of the Arts in Creating Wellness

  “The medical profession has come a long way in recognizing the healing benefits of art. My hope is that someday the arts will be considered as significant in everyone’s lives as breathing fresh air, eating clean foods, and performing physical exercise.” – Renée Phillips The idea that participating in creative endeavors can be a... Read More
January 20, 2017

Dementia and Depression – How to Help Someone You Love Get the Help They Need

  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 66 seconds, someone in America develops the disease. For many of these people, depression will soon follow. The fear and anxiety surrounding the potential inability to remember life’s most cherished moments – and loved ones – can leave people feeling hopeless. Unfortunately, diagnosing depression in someone living with... Read More