Category: Elder Care

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Activities of Daily Living (The ADL’s)

Activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, involve routine self-care activities we normally perform independently. However, people with chronic illnesses, injuries, or debilitating health conditions such as dementia often need everyday assistance with basic tasks and activities of daily…
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Guide on Elderly Mental Health Issues

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world's population is aging rapidly, and it is expected that the population over 60 years will nearly double by 2050. Around 15 percent of the adult population over 60 experience some type…
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What Is the Most Common Mental Illness in the Elderly?

The most common mental and neurological disorders in the elderly are depression, anxiety, and dementia. According to the WHO, clinical depression affects approximately 7 percent of the world's aging population, while anxiety disorders affect around 3.8 percent of the elderly.…
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What are the Warning Signs of Mental Illness in the Elderly?

Recognizing the warning signs of mental illness in an older person can help the person (and his or her caregivers) cope with the symptoms and receive the appropriate treatment. The main symptoms of mental illness in an aging person may…
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Does Age Affect Mental Health?

Mental illnesses are present in all age groups. However, in a large number of people, late-life is affected by dementia. While many people develop dementia as they age, this doesn't mean that dementia is a natural part of aging. Millions…
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What Emotional Issues Do Seniors Have?

For many people, adjustment to aging doesn't go as they imagined. A person may find it difficult to adjust to all loses and changes that are becoming the part of life. Also, for many people, there may be a gap…
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What is the Most Common Mental Health Problem in the Geriatric Age Group, and How It Can Be Avoided?

Depression and dementia are the most common mental health problem in the geriatric population. Studies show that the person's beliefs about aging and their lifestyle can significantly impact their health. For example, one study found that older Americans with negative…
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What Can Cause Personality Changes in the Elderly?

People change throughout their lives, so changes in our beliefs, attitudes, and behavior are normal and expected. However, dramatic personality changes usually don't happen, especially not over a short period. There are many health issues and life events that can…
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How Can the Elderly Improve Mental Health?

Good mental health is one of the pillars of one's overall well-being. According to research, by changing their lifestyle and daily habits, the person can reduce the risk of dementia by up to 30 percent. Also, regular exercise, stress management…
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What are the 12 Activities of Daily Living?

Activities of daily living can be divided into twelve categories, five of which fall under ADLs, and seven are instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).  The categories of activities of daily living are: Personal hygiene – bathing and grooming Feeding…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.