Psychosis and Older Adults
Psychosis is a state defined by a loss of contact with reality that can take many forms, most notably the presence of delusions, like paranoia, or hallucinations.
Depression and older adults
All human beings experience sadness or grief at one time or the other. Depression, however, is a psychiatric illness which needs to be diagnosed and treated.
Paying a Visit to an Aging Loved One with Dementia
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to spend time with family. The holidays are the perfect occasion to go visit a loved one. This is particularly true for older adults who live in long-term care facilities or in retirement homes.
What Are Your Respite Options?
As a caregiver, organizing respite is very important and can improve how you help a loved one. Thankfully, you have a few options. Not all strategies or levels of support will work for everyone, but whatever your personal needs and budget, it is good to know you have options and that you are leaving your loved one in safe, competent and trustworthy hands.
Medication for Memory and Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease
While not curable (for now), Alzheimer’s disease and its symptoms can be treated. In this piece, we list and explain the different medications that can help better manage this disease and clarify how they work and what their side effects can be.
Age and Driving: Should I Worry?
Impairments associated with aging are discussed in other Eugeria articles, such as vision impairment, hearing loss, and changes in cognition. Here, we discuss how some of these impairments impact driving.
Dementia and delirium, what are key differences?
Delirium and dementia are serious conditions that bring about mental confusion. Both may profoundly alter someone’s ability to understand and interact with his or her surroundings. Having one or the other is often very disconcerting to a person and to loved ones. However, dementia and delirium are not synonymous.
Our Solution For Loss of Independence
As time goes by, some loss of independence is to be expected. It is part of being human. But loss of independence should not mean nothing can be done to prevent or counteract it. We all want to live independently as long as possible. Eugeria gives you tools to help achieve that lifelong goal.
7 Tips to Remember Taking Your Medication
Whether you are an older adult or a caregiver, your daily routine involves many tasks that become more complicated with time. One of them is managing your medication. Here are a few tips that can make medication management easier.
Tips for Fighting Isolation Among Older Adults
Within the growing population of older adults worldwide, social isolation is becoming an important concern, especially for caregivers. Statistics Canada reports that more than 1.4 million seniors suffer from loneliness. It is common for social interactions to become less frequent in late adulthood, leading to higher rates of isolation.
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