Pin It Feelings of loneliness and isolation can lead to serious consequences for senior health. Understanding the causes and risk factors for senior isolation can help us prevent it.
I agree with you on how our society does not have high respect and care for our elders. To think of it, it's sad that they the elders were the ones to take care of their children, yet their children do not want to do the same when they need it the most.
Thad Zajdowicz gave props 5 Jul Saroj, this is a powerful photodocumentary if ever there was one -- congratulations and thanks Claire Crocker gave props 5 Jul Excellent photo essay, Saroj.
Each of us has much to give, especially the wisdom that age brings. Saroj Swain said 6 Jul Thank you my dear Claire for your kind nomination. I appreciate your feelings. Andrea Petersen said 7 Jul Well written narrative and photography. My late mother Loneliness neglect of elderly fortunate to live to be before she passed away.
Toward the end of her life she needed more help than what we could give her. She suffered from dementia the last few years of her life and had other physical problems We did the best we could to help her throughout the years when she moved from the home place to an apartment.
We visited her as often as we could until she passed away. You got my vote for your feature story. Saroj Swain gave props 7 Jul You have done the great job No doubt about it. Thanks for voting my story JPG gave props 7 Jul Congrats on being The Story of the Week!
Congratulations Saroj for the story of the week. Saroj Swain said 7 Jul Thank you JPG for nominating my story. I am really grateful to you.
Thank you Andrea for your appreciation. Mike Melnotte gave props 8 Jul Excellent story and images, Saroj. Congrats Saroj on being The Story of the Week, well deserved.
Saroj Swain said 8 Jul Thanks Mike and Rocio Michele Wambaugh Deleted said 8 Jul Congrats on your story of the week! This is FAB work!
Donna Mullins Deleted gave props 8 Jul Glad to see that this well-deserving work was recognized as SoW! Saroj Swain gave props 9 Jul Thanks Claire and Rekha for your kind words. Deborah Downes gave props 9 Jul Powerful combination of words and images regarding a topic that's all too often neglected.
Evelyne Schulte gave props 9 Jul Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props 10 Jul Congratulations, Saroj - excellent and well deserved!Sadly, loneliness can accompany more serious forms of neglect and abandonment-- both of which are considered elder abuse as defined by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).
The term neglect refers to any situation in which a senior doesn't have the food, healthcare, shelter, and protection he or she needs, including help with the tasks necessary for daily living.
James A. Froude said, "We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone." adults can become preoccupied with their jobs and families of their own and neglect their elderly parents. The problem of loneliness in aging does not always fall on the children; sometimes the elderly bring loneliness .
Here are a few ways you can help alleviate loneliness in your elderly loved one: Listen and observe. “We often don’t listen enough to the people we love,” laments Tina Tessina, PhD, psychotherapist and author of The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty.
According to Tessina, “Saying ‘tell me more’ is a gift you can. Michelle Mitchell, director of the charity, said: 'Loneliness, depression, poverty and neglect blight the lives of millions of older people and for many, evidence shows the situation is getting.
Loneliness is thought to act on the body in a way that is similar to chronic stress. It raises the levels of stress hormones like cortisol in the body, which impairs immune responses and contributes to inflammation, mental illness and conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
Feelings of loneliness and isolation can lead to serious consequences for senior health. Understanding the causes and risk factors for senior isolation can help us prevent it. Nobody relishes the prospect of aging without a spouse or family member at their side, without friends to help them laugh at.