Mental Health

Caring for Seniors with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur more frequently with seniors than any other demographic, with people over 75 more likely to experience a TBI resulting in hospitalization or death. The highest mortality rates belong to seniors, partly because they are the most vulnerable to falls with serious head injury. Followup care for seniors with a TBI …

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Interaction with others is connected to mental health

It has long been known that interaction for seniors is a great way to stay mentally alert and to lengthen their life.  New research shows even more benefits when seniors stay socially active throughout their golden years. Caregivers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs have seen these benefits first-hand.  The in-home care provided …

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The latest scams and how they target seniors

Criminal-minded individuals are always looking for easy targets, and that’s why they like to pick on seniors, who may be easier to confuse or to persuade in whatever scam the perpetrator is working. Over the years, many of these scams have become fairly sophisticated, and it’s difficult for seniors to separate truth from fiction when …

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Fun Ways for Seniors and Grandchildren to Bond

Taking care of seniors and connecting with grandparents during COVID-19 doesn’t have to be any different than during normal times, except younger persons need to be extra careful about exposing their senior loved ones to the disease. Given that seniors are the most vulnerable age group to the disease, elderly care with regard to grandchildren …

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Identifying and Protecting Seniors From Scams

If you didn’t know senior citizen scams are a big problem in our country, you should review some of the statistics related to the subject. For example, the financial services company TrueLink estimated recently that $36.5 billion a year were earned by scam artists who targeted seniors. The AARP organization also reported recently that the average loss …

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