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  1. The Link Between Chronic Pain and Depression

    Chronic pain is described as any persistent or intermittent pain that lasts more than three months. Depression is described as a psychological state that causes fatigue, appetite changes, sadness, lack of motivation, slowed response times, difficulty sleeping, feelings of helplessness and thoughts of suicide. Studies have revealed that up to 50% of patients suffering from[…] Read More…

  2. Nightingale’s Phoenix Caregivers Suggest These Tips for Recognizing and Overcoming Senior Depression

    We all go through periods of time where we just want to be alone for a little while, to think through situations in our lives without distraction, or to simply have some downtime to ourselves. For older adults, however, an extended period of isolation could indicate one of the all-too-common problems for seniors: depression. At[…] Read More…

  3. Persistent Depression and Your Loved One: Help from Nightingale Homecare in Phoenix

    For those who’ve never experienced depression, it’s easy to have the misconception that it’s a short-term condition, related to a traumatic life event. However, the senior care experts at Nightingale Homecare in Phoenix are striving to help families understand that there’s a more long-term depressive condition, known as persistent depressive disorder, which can be very[…] Read More…

  4. The Link Between Chronic Pain and Depression

    Chronic pain and depression often play off each other in a dark and vicious cycle that can feel impossible to escape. Relentless physical pain often leads to a depressed emotional state, which in turn leads to worsened existing body pains. For seniors recovering from injuries or living with a chronic disease, there is an increased[…] Read More…

  5. Coping with Chronic Stress from COVID-19

    The arrival of COVID-19 has forced our country to face a major crisis. Although Americans of all ages are experiencing the stress associated with the outbreak, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) estimates that nearly 28 percent, or 14 million older Americans, live alone and are especially vulnerable to stress. NIA studies have shown that[…] Read More…