Everybody Needs Somebody

Everybody Needs Somebody

For older adults, social isolation is an all too common part of life. Many elders have lost spouses and live alone or have children and other family members who do not live close and cannot easily visit on a regular basis. Others are housebound due to injury or...
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: Depression During Covid

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: Depression During Covid

Even as the vaccine is now available to an increasing number of seniors, logical protections are still in place that have kept seniors isolated over the past year.  The psychological distress that has been a by-product of isolation due to necessary social distancing...
When Older Family Members Resist Going to the Doctor

When Older Family Members Resist Going to the Doctor

As people grow older, there are any number of things about which they grow wary. Sometimes that fear includes refusal to participate in regular health checkups – or even seek medical help when needs are more urgent. This allows the elder to avoid bad news about...