Warning Signs of Geriatric Depression

For some fortunate enough to be aging in good health, spending much time with loved ones close, avoiding financial burdens and comforted with a spiritual sense of living/dying, the older years really can be golden! For others, aging sometimes results in the loss of independence and the ability to fully

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Caregiver Stress Check – Alz.org

If you are a caregiver, and want more valuable resources check out http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-stress-check-answers.asp?q=6 to check your stress and more.   Even though this is specific to Alzheimer’s, which strikes 1/2 Americans over 85, you will find the information here helpful for every situation. Remember to talk to one of our Certified POP Family

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4 Tests You and Your Loved Ones Can Take to Check Aspects of How Well You’re Aging

    Here are 4 simple test we’re told that you can take — along with others in your family — to reveal how much. or if, you’re at risk for falling, assessing your own physical function, and determining your muscle loss/tone. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/4-ways-to-know-how-well-youre-aging_55d3504fe4b0ab468d9e6d4e Whenever possible, we at POP encourage you

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Laugh Cafe for Seniors: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Washington’s Sibley Memorial Hospital holds monthly hour long laugh sessions for seniors and their families. This has proved to be a very beneficial health program. “Along with relieving stress and lowering blood pressure, laughter has been shown to relieve pain and boost the immune system.” What are your thoughts on using laughter to treat the elderly?  Leave

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Tips to Becoming More Honest with Your Aging Parents and (yup) Yourself, too! Learning when to Press Through Apparent Limitations and When to Fold ‘em:

    As we age, our physical and mental capabilities are frequently not what they once were.  It’s sometimes a major challenge, especially initially, to face up to the limitations that appear to accompany getting older.  Accepting as fact that we’re no longer able to drive, do certain household chores

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