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It’s heartbreaking to witness an aging relative decline due to depression’s grip, and knowing what can be done to improve quality of life can make a huge difference. The following five steps can help to break the depression cycle and foster a more healthy life for an elderly depressed person. Our compassionate team of in-home care professionals at Independence 4 Seniors is ready to help with your situation.
- Make certain that professional… read more
You’ve heard the expression, “You can’t believe everything you hear,” and educating yourself about Alzheimer’s disease and the similar symptoms of depression are important measures to experience the best health outcomes for yourself or a loved one. There’s so much information available regarding Alzheimer’s disease, but how do you separate fact from fiction? How do you separate rumor from truth? The following are myths that are commonly believed regarding Alzheimer’s disease and the actual… read more
Independence 4 Seniors understands the struggle families face when determining a loved one’s treatment needs—and a first step can be as easy as a memory screening. Whether the cognitive decline is caused by dementia or depression, prompt diagnosis and treatment are important. If it’s depression, memory, concentration and energy will bounce back with treatment. Treatment for dementia will also improve quality of life, and in some types of dementia, symptoms can be reversed, halted… read more
With strikingly similar symptoms, dementia and depression can be confused or misdiagnosed by family members. And, as Alzheimer’s becomes more prevalent in America, many are on the lookout for signs of the disease in their senior loved ones and themselves. Observe for the following subtle differences between the two conditions, and if you are concerned about a worsening situation, seek out medical assistance.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s: