Senior Living

 

At Williams Loving Care, we understand the commitment of love, relationships and resources needed every day in the care of a loved one. Here we hope to provide useful information as we share from our own experience. 

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Depression in Aging Adults

Depression in Aging Adults

Depression… we might all feel it at some point in our lives. The way we get through it is what’s important. We believe depression hits you differently when you’re older. Depression isn’t something we necessarily associate with aging, however, there are studies linking hospital stays and long-term care leading to higher levels of depression in seniors. We need to pay close attention to seniors once they are hospitalized or unable to care for themselves.

What To Do When An Aging Parent Forgets Who You Are

What To Do When An Aging Parent Forgets Who You Are

“Is that you… son?” Brace yourself… it’s coming. Well, maybe. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. For families with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s, this question is all too familiar. Forgetfulness and memory loss are characteristics of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Memory loss is painful and particularly difficult for family members to cope with when their parent or loved one forgets who they are.

Heat Stress In Senior Citizens

Heat Stress In Senior Citizens

It’s feelin’ hot, hot, hot! When it comes to the elderly, there are plenty of natural threats to be aware of. In the hot summer months, a huge condition to be aware of are heat induced illnesses. The sun and it’s heat does not care how old you are, but certainly our senior citizens are more susceptible to heat related illnesses, such as heat strokes.

Use it or Lose it… What?!

Use it or Lose it… What?!

Maintaining brain health is crucial during the golden years. Most seniors are concerned about keeping issues like dementia at bay as well as boosting memory and mental clarity. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, engaging in mentally-challenging activities, and taking...

5 Amazing Tips For Sleeping In Your Senior Years

5 Amazing Tips For Sleeping In Your Senior Years

Coming by sleep gets a little more difficult as we age. Sleep is vital for our body to reenergize for the next day. Without enough sleep, we are groggy and can even be cranky. Our memory function is also dependent on the amount of sleep we get in the night. As we get older, our memory becomes more important, and we need to be able to do whatever we can to keep the ability to remember things that have happened and continue to occur in our lives. To improve our sleep schedules, we must understand what happens to our bodies as we age and how that affects our ability to fall asleep and rest.