Category Archives: Mental Health

Signs A Loved One May Need Assisted Living

This is a toughie.  Our loved ones want to stay in their homes as long as is possible, but at a certain point it is just not safe.  How do you know when that time has come? Here are some clues that can be a big help.  Don’t wait till there is a serious accident or unattended illness!   Source: Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living

4 Conditions That Resemble Depression, But Aren’t

Are you, or is someone you love, depressed?  Be aware that there are some medical conditions that can mimic depression.  Continue reading

CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Aging at home – after all, isn’t that what the vast majority of us want?  How do we avoid nursing homes or assisted living without overburdening our loved ones? And our generation is full of “elder orphans”, people who did not have children and really have no family to turn to in a health crisis.  It’s time for innovative thinking, and the program described in this article is one of the best we’ve seen.  A comprehensive, creative approach to managing resources is the key, and we boomers are the perfect folks to make it happen.  Read on!  Source: CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Bird by Bird: The Slow Guide to Minimalism.

Are you looking for ways to declutter, untangle, or otherwise simplify your life? It sure sounds good to many of us, but getting started is hard.  This author takes a page from Ann Lamott’s wonderful book on writing, Bird by Bird.  Take a look at her approach to becoming a minimalist!, breathe, and make some changes!  Source: Bird by Bird: The Slow Guide to Minimalism.

Six foods to eat for a mood boost

Feeling a little blue lately? Researchers are saying that what we eat can impact our mood and our future cognitive function.   This article tells us about six foods that can boost both!  Source: Six foods to eat for a mood boost | The Spokesman-Review

How Social Security Disability Benefits Work

Are you, or is someone you love, wondering about how Social Security benefits a actually work?  It’s a fairly complicated program, but can literally be a lifesaver for folks facing an uncertain future due to a disability.  This article explains it well – and gives you links to learn more.  Source: How Social Security Disability Benefits Work | GOBankingRates

The Links Between Retirement and Alcohol Abuse

Retirement.  Your time is at last your own, or at least most of it, and you can finally kick back and relax.  Unfortunately, many of us are vulnerable to falling into bad habits in terms of our alcohol use.  Is your wineglass getting bigger, or does it come out of the cabinet more often than it used to?   Be careful! Research shows that these six factors can make you more susceptible to problem drinking in retirement. Source: The Links Between Retirement and Alcohol Abuse