The Basics of Hoarding and What You Can Do

November 1, 2023

Hoarding For people who hoard they don’t think it is a big deal, they think they are holding on to the most valuable item in the world and others may view the items as worthless. Hoarders have difficulty parting with possessions which lead to a mass amount of clutter that can affect their living and even work spaces. [Read More...]

Help for This Common Dementia-Related Behavior: Rummaging

June 24, 2020

Searching through cardboard boxes, cabinets, and closets, pulling out assorted items from drawers, and searching repetitively through many different items could be frustrating for anyone providing care for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s, but in reality, these dementia-related behaviors are fulfilling an objective. [Read More...]

Elderly Depression

November 29, 2016

elderly depression - elderly care west bloomfield mi Although it’s not normal, clinical depression in the elderly is common. How is this mental illness in the elderly different from that in younger adults? It impacts older people differently and often occurs with other medical illnesses and disabilities. Frequently, depression in the elderly is confused with the effects of multiple illnesses and the medicines used to treat them. [Read More...]

Beat the Holiday Blues

November 21, 2016

holiday bluesWith Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, more people than you would think are becoming vulnerable to the Holiday Blues. Many people’s anticipation and excitement turn into depression for others with symptoms including headaches, insomnia, uneasiness, anxiety, sadness and unnecessary conflicts with friends and family. [Read More...]

Why Those Who Feel Younger Live Longer and Happiness is Healthy

November 2, 2016

Feel Younger< Lying about your age may be the very thing that helps you live a longer life. If you truly believe that you are younger than you really are, a new study shows that you are among a group of people with a lower death rate compared to those who felt their age or older. This new study includes data from over 6,400 people averaging slightly less than 66 years of age who reported that they felt a little less than 10 years younger. When researchers followed up on these people over the next 8 years, only a little over 14% of those who “felt younger” had passed away compared to 24% who reported feeling their actual age or older. Read more about age perception and life span HERE. Many scientific studies have found a connection between psychological and physical well-being. A review of more than 200 studies back in 2012 found a connection between positive psychological attributes (i.e. happiness, optimism and life satisfaction) and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. [Read More...]