Mental Health

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The Effects of Ageism

Ageism refers to the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age. It can manifest in various ways, including negative attitudes, discriminatory practices, and institutional policies that disadvantage older adults. Despite being one of the most pervasive forms of discrimination, ageism is often overlooked in discussions about social justice and equity.

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Does Your Senior Loved One Suffer from Migraines?

Migraines are not merely headaches; they represent complex neurological conditions that afflict millions, transcending age demographics. While often associated with younger populations, migraines can also manifest in seniors, albeit with distinctive characteristics and diagnostic challenges. In seniors, migraines present a nuanced clinical picture, deviating from the classic symptoms commonly observed in younger individuals. Unlike their

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Tips to Help Seniors Find New Hobbies

Retirement offers a unique opportunity for seniors to enrich their lives by exploring new passions, hobbies, and interests. However, in some cases, health challenges and mobility limitations can create barriers to pursuing these activities. In these situations, the experienced in-home senior care providers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs can help. Our caregivers

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Benefits of Daily Routines for Seniors

Research shows that one of the most important things for seniors is to maintain a sense of structure and purpose. A daily routine can provide you with a variety of physical, mental, and emotional benefits- which contribute to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle. Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, and Denver can help support

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Sharing Caregiving Responsibilities

Caring for an elderly parent can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time and, when you add a chronic illness, the situation becomes even more complicated. Sharing caregiving responsibilities with siblings can help make things easier- but can also be frustrating and cause the relationship to become strained if you’re not careful. If you

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Signs of Declining Function in Seniors

Signs of Functional Decline in Seniors Medical experts define functional decline as a reduced ability to conduct self-care activities of daily living due to a decrease in cognitive and/or physical functioning. This often starts slowly in your 40s and 50s and then picks up speed in your 60s. Unfortunately, since it is so gradual, it often goes

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Tools & Technology to Keep Seniors Independent

These days, more and more seniors are opting to age in place in their own homes. This is possible due to the variety of tools and tech that are available to keep seniors independent. Some of these tools/tech are: Smartphones/tablets Wearable devices GPS-enabled devices Video monitoring systems/services Emergency response devices Video monitoring systems/services Voice-activated devices

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