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How to Help Elderly Loved Ones Fight Depression

January 9, 2014

Older individuals suffering from depression often have severe feelings of sadness, but these feelings frequently are not acknowledged or openly shown. Sometimes, when an older person is asked if he or she is depressed, the answer is “no.” Some general clues that an older person is experiencing depression include persistent and vague complaints, help-seeking, moving […]

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Depression in Older Adults

January 9, 2014

  For many people, January is a bleak month – holidays are over, credit card debt lingers, vacations have ended, and resolutions for the new year have already been broken. British psychologist Chris Arnall theorized that, according to a mathematical formula, the third Monday of the year is the most depressing day of the year. […]

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Coping with Holidays and Family Celebrations

December 23, 2013

By Helen Fitzgerald, CT Training Director, American Hospice Foundation November 17, 2005 When a loved one has died, holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays inevitably bring fresh memories and a re-experience of the pain of grief. The void appears again. If the death is recent, you might feel numb much of this holiday season, but next year’s […]

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November 14 is World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2013

  World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. It was introduced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to concern over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world. Since then, the event has grown in popularity every year and engages millions of people worldwide […]

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Today Is World Kindness Day

November 13, 2013

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” ~ Bob Kerrey World Kindness Day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, and is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria, Singapore, Italy, India and United Arab Emirates. World Kindness Day is a day to focus on […]

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