Mental Health for Seniors: The Power of Music Therapy

Music therapy is an underutilized but powerful form of therapy that offers many benefits, especially for our elders. You may think of music therapy as simple listening sessions, and it can certainly take that form, but there are many other ways to experience music therapy.

MENTAL HEALTH FOR SENIORS: THE POWER OF THE OUTDOORS

As we get older, we tend to spend less and less time outside. Especially in the Northern U.S., outdoor conditions can be a challenge for seniors. But the outdoors offers great rewards for those who can safely venture out, especially for mental health. If you’re concerned about your parent’s mental health, getting outdoors is a good place to start.

CAREGIVER TIPS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Navigating the health care system and managing as a family caregiver is already challenging, but it’s become even more complex amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The following tips are meant to help you and your loved one through this difficult time. Remember, at Aging Life Network our team is just a phone call away.

Understanding Mental Capacity

Capacity and competence are two terms that are often used interchangeably to describe a person’s ability to understand their circumstances and make decisions. Competence is a legal term that determines whether someone is “duly qualified: