Monday, January 30th, 2012
Despite common assumptions, depression and aging do not always go hand in hand. Many of us believe that depression is part of the natural aging process as many of our older loved ones experience an increase of grief (loss) and/or overcoming illness. This is not the case. In fact, the majority of older adults do not suffer from depression and it is estimated that only one to five percent of older adults are clinically depressed.
What is depression?
Friday, January 20th, 2012
One of the most difficult conversations you may have with an aging parent is confronting their diminishing ability to drive. It can be unsettling for an adult child to realize that your loved ones’ reflexes aren’t as good as they used to be; but unfortunately, having that tough conversation is vital to their safety and the safety of the other drivers on the road.
Here are a few warning signs that your parent or loved one’s driving skills may need to be evaluated:
- Missing common road signs.
- An increase in dents and scratches to the car.
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