North River Home Care Blog

Bring Back the Joy of the Season: Beat the Holiday Blues with These Tips

Ah, the holidays: they are oftentimes the most wonderful time of the year, or the most difficult. For many seniors in Massachusetts who have lost relatives, are battling chronic health conditions, or are suffering from isolation and loneliness, the holiday season can result in depression. And, the family caregivers who care for a loved one may also be prone to holiday blues,

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Is Arresting Persons with Dementia the Best Solution for Disruptive Behavior?

It is improbable – a nice, elderly, sometimes confused grandma with dementia being handcuffed and placed under arrest. Even so, that very scene is happening at an astonishing rate among the elderly, over 100,000 of them, based on the latest stats – an increase of almost 30% in the past decade.

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Family Caregivers: Overcome Overwhelmed, Embrace Empowerment

Millions of Americans are taking on the role of family caregiver for an elderly or disabled loved one, but few are prepared for the challenges that come with caregiving. It’s normal for caregivers to feel overwhelmed at first, but there are ways to empower yourself as a family caregiver and take control of your new role instead of letting it take control of your life.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors in 2012

It’s never too late to start a New Year’s resolution!

We recently came across a list of New Year’s resolutions for senior citiziens.  They are designed to help you maintain your physical and mental health, improve your social life and help you live a happier and fuller life. 

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