They’re common concerns in older years: fatigue, sleeping problems, lack of appetite. And often, they’re written off as just that. Yet for as many as 8 million seniors over age 65, these symptoms are indicative of something more than normal aging – they’re signs of mental illness.Read More
It is one of the most difficult decisions we face in older years, and a remarkably delicate issue for adult children to broach with their elder parents: relinquishing the car keys. Driving a vehicle, while supplying an inherent feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously risky due to a variety of conditions associated with getting older.Read More
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.Read More
It’s long been a hush-hush topic, and the stigmas continue today, but mental illness, in one form or another, affects at least tens of millions of Americans. In honor of National Mental Health Month, we at North River Home Care want to help those struggling with mental illness to break the chains of silence,Read More
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.Read More