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Your Aging Parent And The Loneliness Pandemic
May 4th, 2023

Our government is currently focusing on the mental health of elders, particularly the loneliness they experience. For those with aging loved ones, pandemic related social isolation exacerbated what was already an underlying problem. Many elders do not have consistent, meaningful connections with enough others to prevent the sadness and hopelessness so many experience every day. The Face Of Social Isolation In reflecting on this, I am reminded of many lonely, isolated elders I visited long ago in my career as a public health nurse. My job involved going to the homes of those in my caseload, addressing... Continue Reading

Cut off from Grandkids, Depression Sets in
October 25th, 2022

The purpose of the 2020 restrictions on older people’s activities during COVID – whether voluntary or government enforced – were crucial: keeping them alive as the deadly Delta variant raced through the population worldwide. But saving lives came at the cost of grandparents’ mental health, according to a study in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences about grandparents in England. In the scary early months of the pandemic, grandparents cut off or limited interactions with their grandchildren. In England, the grandparents who isolated themselves suffered more mental health problems,... Continue Reading

October 25th, 2022
“I Just Want To Be Happy Again!”
January 2nd, 2019

“Why Can’t I Just Be Happy Again?” I just want be happy again was written to reach out to anyone and everyone who is looking for encouragement and how to come back to themselves and be the happy, positive and productive person they were in the past. Why can’t I be happy is a familiar cry from many in … Read More about “I Just Want To Be Happy Again!” The post “I Just Want To Be Happy Again!” appeared first on Made You Smile Back. Originally Published on Continue Reading

January 2nd, 2019