Sunday, October 24, 2010

Christmas Depression In The Elderly

Christmas can be the best of times and the worst of times.
Especially with the elderly. It can be a time they think back
over their long lives. It may be a time that triggers a very
sad time. They may have bad memories such as losing a
loved one.

Chances are, many of their friends have passed on. Put
yourself in their shoes. How would YOU feel? When you
see your loved one is feeling sad, please have patience.

Take time to sit and talk with them. Think of ways to try
and engage their thoughts with new things. Many times a
hug and words of love is all it takes to bring a smile.

Christmas is a tough time for many. I feel it's blown
way out of proportion. Too much expectation. Hey,
it's only one day. Just a day. Yet, it can bring on a
serious depression that begins in October and goes into
the new year.

So unfair. Media and commercialism are to blame. We
think we have to feel a certain way and if we don't, there's
something wrong with us.

In the big scheme of things, what is ONE DAY?
Hug, talk and understand. Just feel love.


Monday, October 18, 2010

How To Improve Eyesight In People Of All Ages

Does your loved one have any of these
eye problems?

Near-Sightedness (Myopia)

Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

Cross-Eye (Strabismus)

Macular Degeneration




Hyperopia (Far-Sightedness)

Presbyopia (Old-Age Sight)



Tension Headache

Light Sensitivity

Poor Night Vision

There is a method where even 80 year-olds have
had their eyesight restored to 20/20 vision.

Without surgery. Without eyeglasses.

Improve Eyesight!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Eldercare: How To Watch Over Loved Ones When You're Not At Home

Get Your Personal Security Cam!

Better late than never...What I wouldn't have
given for this when my Mom was still living!

She was living with me for years before her
death and every minute I was away from her,
I worried.

You know what it's like. You think of all the
things that can go wrong. Even if they never
happen, you still worry. It's the way of the

So if I would have had my hands on something
like this, life would have been so much easier.
I could have checked in on Mom whenever I
felt like it!

Talk about security! Peace of mind!

If you have an elderly parent and you need
to watch over them, take a look at this site.
I'm simply blown away!

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When Elderly Parents Become Depressed During Fall Months

With the end of summer, you may notice your
elderly parents are showing signs of depression.

During the summer months, they probably were
more active. Visiting friends and family. Getting
out for drives. Perhaps vacations and just enjoying
time outdoors.

If you live in the colder climates, our thoughts
are drifting to winter months. Sure, we love fall.
The humidity has lifted. We like the cooler
temperatures and the colorful leaves.

With those thoughts come the not-so-nice ones.
Spending money to heat our environments.
Snowy roads. Icy walkways. Hey, it causes me
to be depressed!

So our elderly parents are starting to feel cabin
fever set in already. They are sad to look ahead to
becoming less mobile than they were in the
summer months.

Of course, this all has to do with how your
own parents are health-wise. The more dependent
they are, depression is something to watch out for.

Put yourself in their shoes. It just ain't no fun!
Picture how YOU would feel. And please
don't lose patience.

Trust me. They will be leaving you all too soon.