6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

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It’s an unfortunate reality that many seniors find themselves terribly isolated. After a spouse passes away or a debilitating illness hits, it’s common for a senior to be cut off from both friends and family for extended periods of time. Obviously, this isn’t intentional on anyone’s part – it’s simply a disheartening reality. Isolation is not limited to just a …

Aged care crisis – the fear of being alone and vulnerable

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Elderly people are usually afraid of being alone, especially if they are suffering from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s. This fear can make them want to follow their caregivers wherever they go and even get upset when they are left alone. It makes it difficult for you to help them, and it’s important to come up with elaborate strategies to …

Isolation and its effect on the elderly

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For a long time now, research has focused on how isolation and loneliness affect elderly people. In recent times, policymakers around the world have been giving increased attention to this area. For instance, the National Council of Seniors in Canada declared isolation among seniors as one of its points of focus for the 2013-14 period. The UK started its ‘Campaign …

Social Isolation

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The thought of our seniors feeling isolated and alone is sad and distressing to many of us. But did you know that it is also a health risk? Research shows that a lack of social relationships is as much of a risk factor for early mortality as smoking and obesity . In fact, older adults who feel lonely are more …

​Safety concerns for the elderly take an emotional toll

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Australia’s aging population is multiplying at an unprecedented rate. According to Government demographic figures, the proportion of the population over 65 years grew from eight percent in 1970 to 13 percent 15 years ago and is forecast to double to around 25 percent by 2040, as better diet and healthcare prolongs lifespan. As the Baby Boomer surge pushes through society, …

Keeping Mum Safe

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If you are like me, your love and concern for your parents are one of the most powerful forces in your life. Your parents have always been there for you; through sleepless nights, scraped knees,  and broken hearts. When my mum was diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s Disease, I knew it was my time to be there for her. One of …