Posts Tagged ‘ elderly ’

Depression in Seniors

Oct 26th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Depression in senior citizens tends to go largely unnoticed. A study by Mental Health America revealed that 2 out of 3 seniors knew ‘little or nothing’ about depression, while only 42% of seniors said that they would seek medical help if they felt depressed. Worryingly, almost 3 in 5 seniors were willing to accept depression as an inevitable part of aging.



Celebrate Active Seniors October 1st

Sep 26th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

On Sunday October 1, the International Day of Older Persons will be celebrated and this year’s theme is ‘Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons’. In some quarters, there remains a perception of senior citizens as frail-bodied and mentally struggling. In reality, many senior citizens around the world smash through that stigma by continuing to make extraordinary contributions to their communities and, in some cases, to the world at large.



Falling is Dangerous for Seniors

Apr 6th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Falls.. Leading Cause of Death for Seniors Falls for people over the age of 65 can be fatal. Amazingly, 28%-35% of people aged 65 and over fall between 2 and 4 times every year. The issue is that a lot of these falls cause fractures and interestingly 87% of fractures in the elderly are due [...]



Fitness Plan for Grandparenting

Apr 5th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

SCJ has a new friend! He is Paul, a health and fitness blogger at FatherFitness. Recent correspondence with Paul resulted in his offering to write an article about grandparenting and fitness. It’s a great read, so enjoy!
When our son was born in 2009 my mother-in-law retired so when my wife returned to work a year later we had the best child care option. Granny Marje had always been active, juggling three jobs, all involving the care of young children until she retired aged 60. It would have been so easy (and maybe welcomed! for her to kick back, take it easy and settle into a relaxing retirement. Of course we had other ideas for her, blessing her with the task of Granny daycare three days a week.



Home Protection for Seniors

Mar 26th, 2017 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The home garage door offers one of the best options for thieves to break in to senior citizens’ homes. With the assistance of a small block of wood and a coat hanger, as described in this link, a garage door can be opened in about six seconds. And this kind of break in is becoming increasingly common.

Seniors use a variety of methods to increase their safety and reduce possibility of burglary, including alarm systems (monitored or not), security cameras and intricate locking systems on exterior doors



Help for Mesothelioma Victims

Jan 15th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

treatmesothelioma.com exists to not only inspire hope during these unbearable times but to also provide palliative care and comprehensive information through our website, resources, and educational videos.



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 9/4/11

Sep 4th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Today, we seek to redefine the nature of meditation. Meditation is often seen as passive, a settling in and calming of spirit, soul, body and mind. To be sure this is a worthwhile undertaking. It allows for a serenity to be imposed on our otherwise too busy and too hectic lives.

However, there can be another dimension to meditation that is active. It is prompted by the need to make meditation a verb, to involve yourself with others and their lives. One that occurs to me is visiting in a care facility, where family members or friends or persons you may not even know would enjoy a drop in visit for a while.

I have been in two such facilities over the past week. What I discover is how persons, whether the one to be visited or others



Poetry From the Elderly

Jun 20th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The Crabby Old Man

What do you see nurses? . . .. .. . what do you see?

What are you thinking . . . . . when you’re looking at me?

A crabby old man . . .. . . not very wise,

Uncertain of habit . . . . . with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food . . . . . and makes no reply.



Dealing with the Effects of Dementia on Decision-Making

May 30th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

One of the difficult pieces of dad’s dementia has been listening to his ‘onceinawhile’ verbal attacks.  They haven’t been frequent, nor have they been  vicious, both of which my hospice sister says could change.  One day, recently,  I went with my father to the gas station to fill his car.  He willingly and almost automatically [...]



No, We’re Not Moving

May 24th, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

Reality walked out the back door with Dad and his wife, our second mom, when any discussion about a move to their ’home state’ was on their plate.  It seemed for this 94 year old demented  father of ours and his 82 year old wife, that they would be able to handle the severe cold weather, the [...]