Archives for May 2014

When It’s Time to Take Away the Car Keys

As we age, it is normal for our driving abilities to change, and factors such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, and slowed motor reflexes may become a problem.  The effects of aging can result in a reduction of strength, coordination, and flexibility, which can impact the ability of a senior citizen to safely control a

Depression in the Elderly

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans who are aged 65 or older are affected by depression.  Depression in the elderly is closely associated with feelings of dependency and disability, and can have a negative impact on both the individual, and the family.  Untreated depression in