Posts Tagged ‘ senior aging ’

Senior Citizen Depression Explained

Aug 14th, 2015 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Depression in senior citizens is not part of normal aging. This article and infographic explain depression and provide much-needed assistance to care-givers and seniors dealing with this illness.
Taking care of our health from a young age is vital in order to ensure that we can enjoy our lives as we get older. Ensuring that we eat well and exercise regularly can contribute to a healthy body and mind in later years.

While it is important to look after our bodies, it is unavoidable that we will struggle to function as efficiently when we reach our elderly years, in comparison with when we were in our twenties. However, in some instances certain illnesses may be overlooked due to an acceptance that they are a regular factor in the aging process. This is not always the case.



AGING: DAY TO DAY CHANGES

Aug 12th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Everyday adjustments and changes are so subtle, we hardly recognize them as they are happening. Discovering my thyroid to have crashed early in retirement was a complete surprise. To find out that prostate cancer had invaded my body and required immediate removal was a total shock, requiring quick, decisive action. After five years, I remain free and clear. Macular degeneration, with the cleverness of a thief in the night, showed up with progressive and aggressive indicators. Mother’s death, while expected, brought about the shock that decline refuses to hide. We watch as friends take on the battles that ill health forces upon all of us. Day to day changes come and go, and their coming and going introduce us to the realities of living and dying.