How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

Pet therapy is one of the long used treatments for taking control over a range of health problems, depression and mood disorders particularly. But just how effective could it be to renew your health? Mental health challenges, namely Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), end of life trauma, and Alzheimer’s disease have been proven to be coped with using pet therapy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also marked the use of animals to reduce the feeling of loneliness, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy Pet therapy can be given in another form, which is called animal-assisted

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How to Help an Addict or Alcoholic You Love

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Intervention Basics Attempting to help a loved one who has become addicted to drugs or alcohol is never easy, especially in today’s permissive society where liquor stores, pharmacies and now - marijuana dispensaries – are as common as dandelions in Spring. Add an unwillingness on the part of the addict to accept help and it’s easy to sink into a, “why try?” frame of mind or, “He has to hit bottom first,” which is practically the same thing. Most parents and grandparents however, get caught up in a continuous cycle of bailing their loved one out of crises, usually financially,

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TheSeniorList Launches Free Virtual Classes for September and October

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COVID-19 has drastically changed the ways in which we interact, making it more difficult for seniors to gather together. To meet that challenge, TheSeniorList is launching a lineup of virtual classes (via Zoom) hosted by various experts, designed to help adults learn new skills, keep active, or even meditate, all from the comfort of their home. The upcoming lineup will include social media 101, mental wellness, balance and flexibility, and even making a fall apple crisp. Best of all, the weekly classes are free and open to everyone, so you can feel free to invite a friend. And, with each class,

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Finding Joy in Difficult Times

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In times of trouble, it can be tremendously difficult to see the forest through that thick stand of trees – giant leafy Southern Oaks if you’re “down South” like us. Mix in a pandemic with the natural bumpy road called Life, and those happy feelings can get lost in the exhaust –and exhaustion. But maybe it’s not “happy” toward which we should set our GPS. There’s a wonderful little quote floating around: Joy is a choice purposefully made -and that’s a different thing than being happy. Happy. Happy depends upon external factors. It most often happens to us, whereas joy is a

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Addressing Issue of Lonely Seniors

We live in a time when we can communicate with friends and family via just a few taps on a smartphone screen. However, despite the increased connectivity that technology brings, research indicates that as a society, we are lonelier than ever before. Recent research has shown that there are more than 11 million seniors (aged 65 and above) living alone without support. And probably, no other generation or age group feels the acute pain of loneliness more than the elderly. Why are seniors so lonely? Age brings many difficult changes that contribute to a lonelier life. One of the biggest problems

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How to Keep a Productive Mindset During the Whole Day

Nowadays, everybody is busy. Even little children are busy with their own things. Most adults wake up every morning with tons of activities waiting to be performed. As a father, CEO, essay writer or lawyer, you know what I’m talking about. The only people who succeed in this world are those who know how to manage their time and productivity effectively. People who can’t manage their time well never get the most important things done and this pulls them down like a sea anchor. If you’ve been struggling to maintain a productive mindset, you’ve come to the right place. Today,

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How to Keep a Productive Mindset During the Whole Day

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Nowadays, everybody is busy. Even little children are busy with their own things. Most adults wake up every morning with tons of activities waiting to be performed. As a father, CEO, essay writer or lawyer, you know what I’m talking about. The only people who succeed in this world are those who know how to manage their time and productivity effectively. People who can’t manage their time well never get the most important things done and this pulls them down like a sea anchor. If you’ve been struggling to maintain a productive mindset, you’ve come to the right place. Today,

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Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles

 Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles

The world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, refers to imagination as a “discovering faculty,” one that “penetrates into the unseen worlds around us.” That power to see beyond what is immediately available is echoed by Dave Evans, Stanford professor. “There are lots of you,” he reminds us. “There are lots of right answers.” Things are so much more than they seem, especially for those with a fertile imagination. If your interested in keeping your brain sharp, we recommend exploring ways to enhance your creative powers.  Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles  Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles Seeing multiple possibilities, believe

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Life Changes to Make When Over 50

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As we age, life changes. And instead of resisting it, remember that you can’t move forward if you are stuck in the past. By this point in life, most of us have a system in place, a way to manage bills, family, commitments, and responsibilities. But what if those methods are no longer working for you? Healthy adjustments can be made at every age. Talk through your concerns with personal counselor and decide what is important. Shedding Clutter and Making Life Changes When people are building their lives in their 20s and 30s they are acquiring the things they need.

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