Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen grief ’

Senior Citizen Depression Explained

Aug 14th, 2015 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Depression in senior citizens is not part of normal aging. This article and infographic explain depression and provide much-needed assistance to care-givers and seniors dealing with this illness.
Taking care of our health from a young age is vital in order to ensure that we can enjoy our lives as we get older. Ensuring that we eat well and exercise regularly can contribute to a healthy body and mind in later years.

While it is important to look after our bodies, it is unavoidable that we will struggle to function as efficiently when we reach our elderly years, in comparison with when we were in our twenties. However, in some instances certain illnesses may be overlooked due to an acceptance that they are a regular factor in the aging process. This is not always the case.



SENIORS: WHEN PEOPLE REMEMBER

Apr 12th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In the midst of the pain of grief and loss, senior citizens grope around for help and relief. A suggestion for a new app. When life’s inevitable and painful experiences strike, would it not be well to have an application that applies the balm needed to cure the hurt and dissolve the pain?

With so many injuries that seem ready to strike us, when we are already in the midst of pain and hurt, wouldn’t it be useful to have a ready means for relief? Of course, if you believe the ads, it is already there is one form, salve, ointment, precious oil or another. And, we discover most of them don’t work.



SENIORS: WALKING THE JOURNEY TOGETHER

Jan 13th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It was not the most celebratory of holidays. It was fraught with bad news moments when telephone calls and emails notified us of the death or impending passing of a friend or a loved one. It almost seemed epidemic. Following on the contact came the necessary task of putting travel arrangements together, notifying others, packing and making ready for a strenuous journey which would involve about 12 hours. At such times, there is no excuse giving, backing out, or pleading helplessness. Being there with those you care deeply for and about is the only mandate to be accepted.

As I traveled several hundred miles to be present for the memorial service of my father-in-law, I was mindful of others who had died in the last few days: A member of a congregation I had served, a friend who had undergone a long and lingering fight with cancer, a friend who had lost her husband. It was not a happy time. It was a time for grief, a moment



Seniors: Is it Grief or Depression?

Aug 10th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Senior citizens are at the top of the list of concerns when it comes to dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one.  Simply because of age, we are more likely than any other generation to experience grief when our spouse or sibling or dear friend dies.  Grief is normal, and we expect [...]