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Caregiver Depression

Here is a great article frome the Huffington Post regarding depression issues that affect caregivers.

Lonely Elders - at Risk for Health Problems - by Scott Sjoberg

Do you worry that your loved one suffers from boredom? Do they claim that going
out or having people over is too much trouble? Unless social
interaction is made a higher priority in their life, their
preference for being alone could evolve into depression or anxiety.

In home care/companion sevices could be the greatest move they ever made. Becoming less isolated is important for
their overall health.

What are their interests? Does your loved one like poker?
Bowling? Politics? Go online to find senior groups near them
that are centered around their interests. Caregivers from Right at Home can drive and go with them.

Remind them they’re important. 
Try dropping a few hints. Leave relevant literature out where they
can find it and then mention specific things they could be
enjoying if they made a change — i.e., watching football
with friends, playing cards, enjoying healthy meals. It’s
one way to get the conversation going, which is a start.

Trying to get your loved one to be more active is not always easy and can take time.  Get help by finding an outside caregiver from Right at Home. 
Call today- 913-338-1919

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