Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Help and solutions for those who help the elderly
For many people, the easing of lockdown is a highly anticipated return to normality. However, for others, it can be a difficult time.
Isolation is hard for older people in our communities, as many were already isolated without the virus. You can help.
There is a danger that the current Coronavirus will lead to greater isolation and loneliness in older people, as they feel the need to stay at home and families visit less.
Mental health issues in older people may be under-diagnosed, as older patients tend to place more emphasis on their physical problems.
Getting support as the carer for an elderly person can make a difference in your quality of life.
Deborah Stone is the author of The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People and an expert in the field of elder care.