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Melanie Donohue, LCSW

Melanie Donohue, LCSW

Founder & Licensed Clinical Social Worker

6 Benefits of Meditation for Seniors

Meditation has existed for thousands of years, and it’s clear why the practice is so popular. So many people have used meditation to clear their minds, alleviate stress, and feel more in-tune with their bodies. One of the greatest benefits of meditation is its accessibility.

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The Importance of a Daily Routine for Seniors

A consistent daily routine can be comforting for anyone, but it’s especially helpful for seniors. If you or an aging relative has felt anxious, disorganized, or stressed lately, establishing a routine could be the answer. Although adjusting to a daily routine can take some time,

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5 Benefits of Anger Management Therapy for Seniors

Everyone experiences anger on occasion, but frequent and intense anger can become very uncomfortable. No one wants to fly into a rage at the slightest inconvenience, but when you have an anger management problem, it can feel impossible to get your emotions in check. You

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8 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is a great time of year for seniors to get outdoors, travel, spend time with family, and enjoy themselves. The warm temperatures and bright sunshine can feel great for your mental and physical health after a long winter, so many older adults feel more

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What Is Caregiver Burden?

Taking care of an aging loved one is a compassionate and selfless gesture, but you also have to consider your own health and wellness. Devoting all of your energy to serving others can result in emotional or physical fatigue, so finding balance is essential for

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11 Causes of Fatigue in Older Adults

Fatigue may sound like a minor problem, but it can have a dramatic impact on your overall health and happiness. When your body and mind are always exhausted, simple self-care tasks can feel impossible. It becomes harder and harder to get out of the house

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Senior Aggression: Prevention and Managing Tips

Although anger is a perfectly normal and expected emotion to feel from time to time, chronic agitation and aggression can have serious repercussions for your quality of life. The stress can affect your physical health, and your aggressive behavior could create distance between yourself and

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8 Spring Activities for Seniors with Dementia

Spring is the start of warm weather, longer days, and nature’s return to life. It’s an exciting time of year for anyone, but it can be especially meaningful for older adults with dementia. If you’re a caregiver to a senior loved one, you might be

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6 Benefits of Talk Therapy for Seniors

No matter your age, you deserve to be mentally and emotionally well. Some seniors feel happier than ever as they get older, and others start to struggle with their mental health. Aging brings about a wide variety of life transitions, and these changes can sometimes

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