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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. Relieving Caregiving Stress with Gratitude

    “There’s always, always something to be thankful for!” This quote, attributed to Rhonda Byrne, is a popular one this time of year, as we turn our thoughts to all of our blessings in the season of Thanksgiving. And, it may just help to relive caregiving stress. For family caregivers, a heightened level of stress can[…] Read More…