Tag Archive | "isolation"

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Mental Health Management When We’re Forced Indoors

As the colder weather forces more people indoors concern is growing over the mental health implications of isolation.

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Pod Groups Could Ward Off Isolation This Winter

Over the past month, Dr. Richard Besdine and his wife have been discussing whether to see family and friends indoors this fall and winter.

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Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic

Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine. One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee.

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Bereavement: Families Are ‘The Secondary Victims Of COVID-19’

Every day, the nation is reminded of COVID-19’s ongoing impact as new death counts are published. What is not well documented is the toll on family members.

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Technology Divide Between ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response

Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Many older adults follow strict precautions to protect themselves from COVID. The “new normal” ― for those 65 and older ― is a very different and fearful social order. Top row (from left): Willetha and Harold Barnette, Vicki Ellner, Richard Chady. Center row (from left): Patricia Griffin, Wilma Jenkins, Annis Pratt. Bottom row (from left): Ed and Marian Hollingsworth, Harry Hutson, Edward Mosely. (Courtesy of participants

Life Beyond COVID Seclusion Means Challenges

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, older adults are having a hard time envisioning their “new normal.”

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