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Caring For An Aging Loved One’s Mental Health

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5 months ago

The signs may be subtle at first: An older loved one no longer shows interest in something he or she used to deeply enjoy, or can’t keep up with the dishes or the laundry. Perhaps he or she stops making plans with friends or family or makes excuses to avoid going out as often. It can be easy to think of these changes as just a part of getting older, especially if a loved one has a serious illness that has deeply impacted their daily life like cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. But Amy Goyer, AARP’s family and caregiving expert, urges caregivers to take notice, as changes in behavior may be a sign of depression or a mental health condition. “People don’t realize how common mental illness is among older adults,” Goyer says. “Many people, as they get older, can develop depression just from being isolated.” Read full article here.

Protecting Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Pandemic

7 months ago

The daily counts of COVID-19 cases and deaths tell the public story of the coronavirus outbreak. Privately, the effects of the pandemic aren’t as clear. The new reality of social distancing and other safety measures is testing everyone, and those living with mental illness may find this time even more challenging if…

How To Care For Your Kids’ Mental Health During The Covid-19 Pandemic

7 months ago

It’s no secret that traumatic events and disrupted routines can impact children’s mental health. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are wondering how this period of isolation and uncertainty will affect their kids. Fortunately, there are many ways parents and caregivers can ease the emotional blow off this difficult experience. “During…