Hallucinations in the Elderly

Hallucinations in the Elderly

A hallucination is defined as an abnormal sensory perception – typically auditory or visual – that occurs when a person is awake and conscious. Basically, a person experiencing a hallucination sees or hears something that is not there. A hallucination can also...
Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination

While we often think of age discrimination in the context of employment, it is so much more insidious as our loved ones age. No matter how alert or competent they are, they may be increasingly seen as unable to make decisions for themselves, handle routine physical...
The Newfoundland Ladies

The Newfoundland Ladies

The caring nature of the people of Newfoundland was beautifully portrayed in the hit Broadway musical, “Come From Away” which tells the true story of locals housing and feeding stranded airline passengers following the 9/11 attacks. The truth is, Newfoundlanders have...
Keeping Seniors Safe on the Road

Keeping Seniors Safe on the Road

December 2 to 6 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Given 18% of all traffic fatalities are people who are 65 years of age or older, it is important to learn about senior safety on the road Changes Influencing Seniors on the Road Given how experienced most of them...
LONELINESS AND ITS EFFECT ON MENTAL HEALTH

LONELINESS AND ITS EFFECT ON MENTAL HEALTH

“But there are other words for privacy andindependence. They are isolation and loneliness.”– Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia Being alone does not necessarily herald loneliness,and living with someone may not stave it off. However, beingalone can lend itself...