Are you lonely or suffering from ‘loneliness’? In a 2010 AARP survey, 35% of all responders reported feeling lonely. Of those, almost 50% said their loneliness had gone on for more than 5 years. That’s a lot of time for a harmful condition to unleash its dangerous effects. Being alone is not a bad thing—many […]
Visiting Elderly Family at the Holidays When families live far away from one another, the holidays may be the only opportunity that certain family members have to personally observe older relatives. Older people can decline quickly. Family members who haven’t seen their aging loved one in a while may be shocked at what they see: […]
It is the holiday season. It is hard to find the right gift for your loved one with dementia. What do they enjoy doing? For those in the early stages of dementia they can still continue their favorite activities. However, for others in later stages, photos, reminder messages, and other calming activities could be great gifts. These […]
Often adult children are called upon to make one of the most difficult decisions of their life when elderly parents (who up until then had been independent and lived alone), grow frail and need assistance in order to remain safe. There comes a time when you need to have ‘the talk.’ Often it happens quickly, […]
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Being Good to Yourself Due to loss of loved ones, health problems, trouble paying bills, or other reasons, many older adults may feel lonely, sad, low, or stressed. You may not feel like doing anything, not eat enough, or overeat. Being good to yourself may help you improve your “get up and go,” eating habits, […]
How important is social support to older adults? It seems like this question is easy to answer. As humans, we are social creatures. We generally look to other people for interaction and comradery. If that is the case for someone who is 20 or 30 years old, it is even more important for someone who […]