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How to Help a Loved One Living with Depression

March 20, 2019 — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of poor health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are living with the condition, which is characterized by persistent sadness, feelings of hopelessness, lack of energy, and loss of interest in activities that once brought a person joy. WHO experts say... Read More

Some Forms of Memory Loss Are Treatable

March 5, 2019 — As we grow older, it’s not uncommon to become more forgetful – you may find it harder to remember the name of that great movie you saw last year, or the perfect word to express a certain thought or feeling may come to you more slowly. Is this just the normal signs of aging or... Read More

Technology Keeps Seniors Connected to Family, Friends and Helpful Information

February 20, 2019 — While many believe that seniors tend to eschew advances in technology, two-thirds of adults age 65 and older use the internet, which helps many seniors stay connected to family and friends, an essential part of aging well. A study conducted by University of Exeter researchers concluded that adults aged 60 to 95 who received computer... Read More

Maintaining Good Nutrition Remains Important as We Age

February 5, 2019 — Nutrition’s role in aging well has been well established. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Mediterranean-style diets – which place an emphasis on eating lots of fruits,... Read More

Charlesgate Is Training Its Employees in Crisis Prevention

January 21, 2019 — At Charlesgate, many of our residents, including those living with chronic health conditions and memory loss, are more vulnerable than the population at large. With this vulnerability comes an increased potential for situations to arise where a resident may feel as if they are in trouble, causing them to act out in ways that may... Read More

Top Ten Resolutions for Caregivers in the New Year

January 7, 2019 — If you’re a caregiver and you’re planning ahead for the New Year, don’t forget to make some resolutions for your own self-care. Caregiver can be a highly challenging task and it’s important for both you and your loved one to ensure your needs are being met. Here are some ideas for some ways to make... Read More

Great Holiday Gifts for Those Living in a Senior Living Community

December 5, 2018 — ’Tis better to give than receive, as the old saying goes. But finding the perfect gift for someone living in a senior community can be a challenge. Most senior living residents have limited space and many may have limited options for getting out and about. But, with a little thought and consideration, finding the right... Read More

Five Tips for Staying Warm and Healthy this Winter

November 20, 2018 — Many of us use winter as an excuse to stop exercising, stay indoors and maybe even isolate ourselves from others. This is a bad idea. Both physical activity and staying socially active are essential elements in aging well. But winter can present a greater chance of falling, due to icy sidewalks and streets, making staying... Read More

This Holiday Season, Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

November 5, 2018 — November kicks off the holiday season for most Americans. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, people celebrate their faith, their families and their many blessings. It’s a time to give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Unfortunately, all too often, once January 1 rolls around, it’s back to business as usual. What would happen if... Read More