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The cold and dark of winter in certain parts of the country, can be hard for people to push through. It can particularly affect the mental state of seniors, presenting dangerous situations for loved ones that you should be aware of. Read more

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Start making your list of those people you know you can count on to pitch in and support your respite program this fall. Read more

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Every year, the media bombards us with advertisements showing the “happy family” gathering for the holidays. People from different generations are together, having a wonderful time, sharing traditions of old and creating new ones as well. Read more

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Nearly two-thirds of people who experience a stroke also find themselves battling depression. It can be attributed to a variety of causes including the emotions due to physical losses or simply the overwhelming reality of going through the therapy Read more

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Two years ago I had a stroke and my wife is my primary caregiver. I am more concerned about her than I am about me, as she has become increasingly depressed and nothing seems to help her out of that depression. Read more

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Caregiving can sometimes be a depressing venture. Not only does it usually involve someone we love deteriorating before our eyes, our own lives become completely rearranged. Read more

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Whether through full-time homecare, regular doctor visits, or long distance care, caregiving has become an all-encompassing part of all our lives. As our caregiving intensifies, so too do our stress levels, Read more

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More than one quarter of the adult population (26.6%) has provided care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during the past year. Read more

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Warning Signs to Look For Caregivers need to be especially aware of depression because of the great load they carry. Read more

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U.S. statistics state that women experience depression much more frequently than men: 1 out of every 4 to 5 women, compared to 1 out of every 8 to 10 men. Read more

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Some 15% of older Americans experience depression at some point in their golden years. In nursing homes, around 20% of the residents are depressed, especially those living with a serious medical condition, like cancer or heart disease. Read more

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Caring for someone with a psychiatric illness is especially hard for many reasons. People living with bipolar disorder often refuse to see a clinician and stop taking their medication. Read more

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