Entries by Linn Possell

Plan For Dementia Caregiving

Finding out that a loved one has dementia can be a vey scary experience. This fear is coupled with confusion and uncertainty. Oftentimes families do not know what to do in these situations, because they have never been in them before. Dealing with sickness can be unexpected and you may not already have a plan […]

Signs & Symptoms Of Alcohol Related Dementia

Alcohol Related Dementia (ARD) refers to a form of dementia caused by long-term, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, resulting in neurological damage and impaired cognitive function. It is well established that excessive and prolonged alcohol use can lead to permanent damage to the structure and function of the brain. Evidence also suggests a relationship between […]

Depression & Aging

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders affecting 7% of adults in the United States in any given year. According to the World Health Organization, it is the leading cause of worldwide disability. Men and women may experience depression differently. Women are affected twice as often, however men are more prone to […]

5 Benefits Of Caregiver Support Groups

When going through difficulties in life we can often feel alone. We tend to internalize the idea that we are the only ones experiencing a particular situation. We seek to find people who have similar experiences and can understand what we are going through. Support groups are one way to connect with individuals who understand […]

How Swimming Can Help Seniors

It’s summer! Who wouldn’t want to be lounging by the pool all day? During this season, many families find themselves spending the day splashing in the water and soaking up some rays. This activity is great for the eldery too! Spending time in and around the pool has many benefits for the aging. How Swimming […]

Sunlight & Benefits For Seniors

There are many precautionary steps we can take to preserve our health as we grow older. There are also many things we can proactively do to maintain our health. One of the ways to get vitamin D in our bodies is through sunlight. Common Benefits Of Sunlight For Seniors Sunlight has been connected to a […]

Avoiding Dehydration In The Summer

It is common knowledge that drinking an adequate amount of water is part of living a healthy life. During the summer, this can be especially challenging with the heat and extra time spent outside. As we age, it is even more important to drink the right amount of water. In this article, we will explore […]

Frontal Temporal Dementia

Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) is quite different from Alzheimer’s disease as new learning and memory problems are usually not the first symptom or challenge a person will experience. Since the condition predominantly starts with either behavior or language problems, it is frequently mis-diagnosed as a psychiatric condition instead of a dementia related illness. Signs of […]

Food Delivery Services for Seniors

Having a healthy, balanced diet is important at any age, but as people age, diet becomes even more important for overall health. A healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meat or fish, and starches such as brown rice or whole-grain pasta helps provide seniors with the nutrients they need. For people with […]