Loved Ones Blog

Common Ways to Identify Depression in Seniors

Posted by CarePredict on Jun 22, 2017 1:32:51 PM

People think that depression is a normal part of aging. Many view it as a senior’s typical reaction when transitioning to an assisted living community or when suffering from chronic illness or loss. However, researchers have found that depression among residents in senior living communities is not only common, but also undertreated.

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Topics: Depression, aging seniors, senior loved ones health, senior health

Measuring Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Can Predict Clinical Deterioration of Seniors

Posted by Giri Venkatraman, MD on May 10, 2017 10:26:37 AM

Physiological Changes vs. Changes in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

When it comes to predicting clinical health declines, timing is critical. Unfortunately, physiological changes, blood pressure or heart rate for example, do not happen early enough to be of predictive value. 

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Topics: measuring ADLs, UTI, Predictive Health Analytics, assisted living, activities of daily living, Fall Risk, Depression