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Elder Loneliness and Isolation

By Miles Hurley | May 7, 2018

Many older adults find themselves in this cycle of compounded loss, but it should never be considered the norm for this stage of life.Loneliness and social isolation are now believed to be as dangerous to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and surpass the mortality risks of obesity. A 2017 SCAN survey of 1,000 older…

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Depression in Older Adults

By Miles Hurley | March 23, 2018

Dr. Sarah Yarry, licensed clinical psychologist specializing in gerontology, reports: “Often in older adults, when they’re depressed, you don’t see high levels of crying and sadness you might see in a younger adult; you see it more often as withdrawal – apathy, hopelessness, loss of appetite and interest.” Depression is correlated with a higher risk…

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Boost Your Mental Health

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 25, 2016

It is important to maintain good mental health, especially as you get older. The risk for depression and other mental illnesses increases as we age.

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