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Roles and Responsibilities of a Geriatric Counselor

The number of American seniors has increased over the years. Thanks to the development of healthcare. Along with these positive aspects are the challenges that seniors face, including issues with our mental health. To overcome these challenges, we ne...

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Combating Depression Among Seniors Using Psychotherapy

Of the several psychosocial issues, it is depression that affects seniors the most. There are many possible causes of depression. But there’s some evidence that psychotherapy has some positive results in treating depression among the elderly. R...

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Tell-Tale Signs of Depression Among the Elderly

While depression can anyone regardless of age, gender, health, and status in life, our senior loved ones are at a higher risk for developing the condition because of the prevalence of at least one chronic condition at their age. However, per the CDC,...

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How to Distinguish Depression from Grief

Grief is a normal emotion or reaction that people feel when they lose a loved one, end a relationship, fail to meet expectations, or experience other difficult life situations. Some might think the grieving process is the same as depression as both c...

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Ways to Help Elderly Avoid Social Isolation

Most research reveals how social isolation can create great harm to the mental and physical health of a senior. And a study from Brigham Young University concluded that loneliness among seniors is as deadly as smoking or obesity. Seniors who isolate ...

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